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.
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.
“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.
“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/