The $700 million expansion of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals is complete with the official opening today of the multi-award winning acute services building.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard was joined by local MPs Mark Taylor and Kevin Conolly for the plaque unveiling at Blacktown Hospital campus, celebrating an end of works.
“This redevelopment has transitioned Blacktown from a hospital serving its locals well, into a major metropolitan health hub servicing Western Sydney,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The community has expanded services on its doorstep and the latest healthcare technology, particularly in the new intensive care unit with its digital operating theatres.
“The people of Blacktown and Mount Druitt should be enormously proud of the world-class facility they helped create, which will future proof health services for decades.”
Co-designed with community members, staff, patients and carers, the nine storey acute services building has set new benchmarks for clinical design and innovation.
Member for Seven Hills, Mark Taylor, said the new emergency department was the result of years of careful planning to provide the best possible space for staff and patients.
“Clinicians have told us this building, with its separate adult and paediatric resuscitation bays, can help change the way emergency medicine is delivered here,” Mr Taylor said.
In addition, the new ED will include acute care, urgent care, short stay, bedside imaging and a dedicated section for mental health emergencies.
The ED has drop-off at the door and dedicated parking, while the new intensive care unit provides more spacious patient rooms and overnight family rooms for relatives.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the NSW Government has delivered on its health promise to residents of Blacktown and Mount Druitt, as it has done elsewhere.
“Since 2011, our Government has invested a staggering $13 billion to build, upgrade and redevelop 150 hospitals and health facilities right across NSW,” Mr Conolly said.
The NSW Government has committed a further $10.7 billion on health infrastructure projects over the next four years, with two-thirds of those in rural and regional areas.