First look inside Campbelltown hospital redevelopment

Published 25th June, 2014

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner today inspected progress on the final stages of the Campbelltown Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment, which will open to patients early next year.

The multi-storey Acute Services Building - which is the centrepiece of the redevelopment - is on target for construction completion in December.

The scaffolding of the six-storey building is coming down to reveal the impressive facade and the internal fit-out has begun.

Mr Baird and Mrs Skinner were accompanied on today’s tour by Assistant Minister for Health and Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell, Member for Campbelltown Bryan Doyle and Member for Camden Chris Patterson.

“I am incredibly impressed by my first look at the Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment,” Mr Baird said.

“The NSW Government made the redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital a priority. Today we see that long-held dream becoming a reality.”

Mrs Skinner said the pace of the redevelopment is inspiring.

“I share the excitement of the clinicians, staff and community as this impressive building takes shape,” Mrs Skinner said.

“No one can be in any doubt that Campbelltown Hospital has fine staff but the future needs of this fast-growing population demand a world class environment in which our clinicians can deliver care.

“I am proud to say we are delivering just that.”

While touring the new building, the Premier, Minister and local MPs viewed a prototype single bedroom/ensuite room in one of the general medical and surgical wards. The existing building is also being redeveloped as part of the $134 million project.

On completion, the Campbelltown Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment will comprise:

  • An additional 90 inpatient beds, with capacity for a further 30;
  • An expanded emergency department;
  • A paediatric outpatients unit;
  • Four birthing rooms;
  • Two cardiac catheterisation laboratory/interventional suites;
  • A co-located and expanded floor comprising ambulatory care, outpatients, antenatal, allied health consulting rooms and treatment spaces;
  • Relocation and expansion of supporting space for pathology and clinical information; and
  • An additional 248 car spaces, including 37 new spaces serving ambulatory care and cancer therapy services, and 110 car spaces in the south-west corner of the campus, bringing the total number of car spaces at the hospital to 1,225.

Mr Rowell said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to investing in infrastructure to provide more frontline health services for South Western Sydney.

Mr Doyle said: “The people of Campbelltown are rightly proud of their hospital and its dedicated staff and excited about the future, which couldn’t be brighter.”

Mr Patterson said: “The news just keeps getting better for Campbelltown Hospital, including the announcement in last week’s State Budget of $9 million to begin construction on the Campbelltown Hospital Clinical School. I am proud to be a member of a Government which so clearly cares about the future of South Western Sydney.”

 As Stage 1 nears completion, planning has begun on Stage 2, which will prioritise imaging services and further expansion of the acute hospital, including the emergency department, theatres, inpatient beds and cancer services.

Published 25th June, 2014