New Blacktown Hospital building will provide healing and wellbeing: WSLHD Board member

Members of the WSLHD Board drop into the new emergency deprartment and say hello to clincal staff.

A tour of Blacktown Hospital’s new building has left Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Board members feeling very proud.

The Board members visited some of the key areas of the building and observed the new features that will take patient care into the future.

New intensive care, birthing and emergency care areas were some of the stops on the tour.

The new building, which will also be home to new operating theatres and a medical imaging service, is one part of the NSW Government’s $700 million redevelopment of Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ acting general manager Ned Karib leads a tour (left).

WSLHD board member Kathy Baker was impressed by the building’s physical appeal and clever design.

“For the staff, nothing is better than walking into a place that’s new and fresh. It’s very open,” Kathy said.

“There’s an area in the maternity section where there’s a waiting room with lovely little teddy bears and a beautiful ceiling when you look up.

Members of the WSLHD Board visit the new birthing units at Blacktown Hospital, with a tour led by WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy and Blacktown Hospital director of nursing Dani Levis.

“It provides an environment that is so conducive to healing and to wellbeing for patients, staff, relatives and carers.”

Kathy congratulated those involved in the project for their contribution to the new environment.

WSLHD board members inspecting the new facility.

“There is no doubt Blacktown Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital of the future,” Kathy said.

For more information about the multi-award winning Blacktown Hospital redevelopment, visit: http://www.bmdhproject.health.nsw.gov.au/