The new drug health centre at Mount Druitt Hospital will open later this year, offering expanded services for patients including treatment, counselling and support.
Clinical nurse specialist Sharon Collis said the centre would be life-changing for patients and their families.
“It will mean more access to services in their local area,” she said.
“It’s at a discrete, convenient location on Railway Street, close to public transport, which is important to our clients, and people who currently have to travel to Blacktown for treatment, or can’t attend during the current opening hours, will have much greater access to the services they need.”
The new centre is part of the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project Stage 2, which includes a new MRI service, expanded operating theatres, and a new community dialysis centre at Mount Druitt Hospital.