$632 million Campbelltown Hospital emergency department triples in size


The new $632 million Campbelltown Hospital – with an emergency department that has tripled in size – has had 33,000 emergency presentations and over 950 babies born since opening last year.

Premier Dominic Perrottet, joined by Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves and Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith, today officially opened the clinical services building, the centrepiece of the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment.

“The NSW Government is delivering major projects across South-West and Western Sydney to make these communities an even better place to live, work, play and raise a family,” Mr Perrottet said.

“It has been wonderful to see this amazing project progress to a modern facility, enabling our dedicated frontline staff to deliver high-quality care to the people of Macarthur.”

Mr Hazzard said the $632 million investment is on top of the $134 million Stage 1 redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital and the new $34 million hospital car park.

“No matter whether you look north, south, east or west, the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is delivering more hospitals and health facilities across the State than any other NSW Government in history,” Mr Hazzard said.

“This magnificent new $632 million clinical tower will help future proof local health services for years to come to accommodate the growing population of Macarthur.”

Mr Sidgreaves said the new tower includes a new maternity unit, increased medical and surgical services, expanded children’s services and integrated mental health services.

“The record investment in our health system ensures people from within the Macarthur region have access to the healthcare they need, close to home,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“The state-of-the-art building will service the more than 130,000 new residents expected to call the Macarthur Region home over the next decade.”

Mr Smith said over the past three years, some 4,000 workers were employed to support construction for the $632 million Stage 2 redevelopment.

“This new hospital is a major boost to the local economy and jobs. It is an extraordinary achievement to support our health staff and patients,” Mr Smith said.

Since commissioning of the new building, staff have performed more than 1,500 surgical procedures and cared for more than 780 inpatients through its new children’s unit.

The redevelopment is on track for overall completion in late 2023, with works commencing on the first nuclear medicine department, an expanded medical imaging department and an additional entrance.

The new 12-storey clinical services building includes:

  • New state-of-the-art digital operating theatres and procedure rooms;
  • Double the ICU bed capacity in the future;
  • Almost double the number of maternity beds (as well as an almost 60 per cent increase in the special care nursery and 50 per cent increase in birthing suites);
  • New and expanded surgical services, including interventional radiology; and
  • Significantly expanded mental health services, including a specialised older people’s unit and civil secure unit for adults.

Former buildings have already received a range of refurbishment works, including significant expansion of the hospital’s Pathology Laboratory, Pharmacy, Clinical Information Department (medical records), and for the first time a new Dental Centre.

The works also include landscaping and a range of enhancements to Cancer Therapy Centre, staff administration areas, overnight stay rooms and a dedicated area for Junior Medical Officers.

The NSW Government is investing a record $11.9 billion in health infrastructure to 2025-26. More than 180 hospitals and health facilities have been built since 2011, with a further 130 currently underway.

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