NSW new design team appointed for $120 million Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital project

The major upgrade of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital is moving forward with the project’s lead design team appointed.

Health Minister Ryan Park said the NSW Government is investing $120 million in the Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospital Redevelopment to add another 60 beds across the two facilities to meet the growing health needs of Sydney’s west.

“From Blacktown to Mount Druitt and Riverstone, this investment will deliver modern health care facilities to serve one of the country’s fastest-growing communities and provide the best possible workplace for our dedicated health staff.

“In the coming months, the design team will work with Health Infrastructure and Western Sydney Local Health District to determine key clinical service priorities and progress the planning for the redevelopment,” said Mr Park.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital operate as a single hospital, providing health care for approximately 90,000 patients in their emergency departments each year.

Member for Blacktown Stephen Bali said the $120 million investment was critical to allow Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital to meet the future health needs of its diverse community,

“Consultation with staff and consumers will continue throughout 2024, their valuable feedback will help shape an upgrade that is purpose-built and welcoming to everyone in our communities,” said Mr Bali.

“I’ve stood alongside my community advocating for investment in Blacktown Hospital for a long time and it’s exciting to be one step closer to seeing it become a reality.”

Member for Mt Druitt Edmond Atalla welcomed the progress on the redevelopment and the significant boost to jobs and opportunities it would have.

“Throughout the life of the project, the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital Redevelopment is estimated to support approximately 200 direct jobs with the potential for supporting hundreds of indirect jobs,” said Mr Atalla.

“I’m proud to be part of a government prioritising the healthcare needs of Western Sydney through investments like this one.”

The NSW Government is investing $3 billion for new and upgraded hospitals and health services across greater western Sydney, one of the largest investments in the region’s health infrastructure in recent years.

The 2023-24 NSW State Budget also included:

  • an additional $400 million to build the $700 million Rouse Hill Hospital
  • $550 million for Fairfield Hospital, in its first major redevelopment since it opened in 1989
  • $350 million for Canterbury Hospital, in its first major redevelopment since 1998
  • $1.3 billion to build the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital on a new site, the first major investment since the two hospitals merged in 1997.

The scope of the project and indicative timing of the works will be finalised during planning and design. Staff, stakeholders, and the community will be kept informed and consulted as the project progresses.

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