The State Government has unveiled the first look at Stage 2 of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment.
Nepean and Blue Mountains residents can now see a fly-through animation showcasing the future world-class health facilities.
Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres said the project would expand and upgrade the hospital along with community health services to benefit the growing community for years to come.
“This major project will generate thousands of jobs and deliver the very best healthcare available to the community, making the region an even more appealing place to live and work,” Mr Ayres said.
“This project is a huge win for the wider Penrith community and future proofs healthcare for our growing population.”
A new intensive care unit, and in-centre renal dialysis unit will be delivered as part of the expansion as well medical imaging, nuclear medicine and more beds.
Cardiology services, integrated community health services and a new front of house for the campus will also be included.
With construction of Stage 1 well underway, Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said the fast-tracking of the second stage will ensure vital services are provided sooner.
“We are using the COVID stimulus funding to get on with Stage 2 while work is continuing on finalising Stage 1 of the redevelopment,” Ms Davies said.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said hospital staff and community representatives have provided valuable input.
“The $1 billion redevelopment and expansion of Nepean Hospital will transform healthcare in the region – bringing world-class health services much closer to home for the Penrith and Nepean Blue Mountains communities,” Mr Hazzard said.
To view the new animation, visit www.nepeanredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au/projects.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers general news and politics for the Weekender.