The $1 billion redevelopment of a Sydney hospital has been brought forward by two years in a major boost for the city’s economy.
The announcement to fast-track the development of the Nepean Hospital came after the topping out of a 14-storey tower on the Kingswood site near the Blue Mountains.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that her government’s $1 billion investment will stand Western Sydney’s health services in good stead for many years to come.
The redeveloped Nepean Hospital will be a gamechanger for the region, providing new world-class health facilities including an expanded emergency department, birthing suites and neonatal intensive care unit.NSW Premier – Gladys Berejiklian
“Bringing the project forward by two years will fast-track economic recovery in Western Sydney and create thousands of local jobs – both essential drivers of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan,” said Ms Berejiklian.
NSW Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, said that stage 1 construction is on course for its estimated completion date at the end of next year and, despite the challenges brought upon by the pandemic, is within budget.
“We’re on track to complete Stage 1 of Nepean Hospital at the end of 2021 – a tremendous outcome for Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains – and now the community can expect the full world-class package two years ahead of schedule,” he said.
This $1 billion project will place vastly enhanced health services on the community’s doorstep and support our fantastic staff as they continue to deliver their very best care to increasing numbers of patients.NSW Minister for Health – Brad Hazzard
The decision to accelerate the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment highlights the importance of the role that Western Sydney has to play under the NSW Government.