The growing Rouse Hill community is set to benefit from a range of new health services, with the release of the Master Plan for the $300 million Rouse Hill Hospital.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the new hospital on the corner of Commercial Road and Windsor Road Rouse Hill will include emergency services, inpatient and outpatient services that will be designed to take advantage of digital innovations in healthcare.
“The Master Plan released today for the Rouse Hill Hospital ensures communities in north western Sydney will have access to the very best health care much closer to home,” Mr Hazzard said.
“The new hospital will be specifically designed and built to embrace advanced digital technology and innovative models of care to bring world-class care right into the home.”
These innovative models include:
- One Health urgent and emergency care that means a co-located emergency department, urgent care centre and general practitioner services with access to pathology, pharmacy and medical imaging services
- One Health short stay care medical assessment services (up to 48 hours) for patients requiring further investigation, stabilization and direction to an appropriate care pathway
- InTouch Care which will provide digital healthcare connectivity across all settings including the hospital, the community and in the home
- Prehabiliation, Rehabilitation and Lifestyle Medicine which delivers therapy, education and interventions that support management of chronic conditions and improving health outcomes.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the selected site and Master Plan for the new hospital campus ensured convenient and easy access to hospital services for the community.
“The Master Plan for the new hospital shows the building’s location on the hospital campus and how it relates to parking zones, public transport, access roads and other retail and community services. It also identifies future clinical expansion zones,” Mr Conolly said.
“The design will also emphasise comfort and wellbeing in order to benefit patient recovery, with courtyards providing access to pleasant views, sunlight and fresh air.”
Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams said the State Significant Development Application (SSDA) has also been lodged.
“The SSDA will allow enabling works to start onsite such as installing road access and in-ground services including water, electricity and gas,” Mr Williams said.
“I look forward to seeing early works commence in early 2023 following the review and finalisation of the clinical services plan and planning approval.”
The new hospital will include:
- Urgent and Emergency Care
- Day Surgery Unit
- Adult & Paediatric Short Stay
- Ambulatory & Outpatient Care which includes Women’s Health, Ante/Post Natal Care, Cancer Care, Renal Dialysis, Mental Health, Infusion Centre and Paediatrics
- Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation & Lifestyle Medicine Service
- Multi-storey car park
The new Rouse Hill Hospital will complement Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals and Westmead Hospital to ensure comprehensive health care throughout the north west. Western Sydney has benefited from the recent $700 million Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project which included a new emergency department, women’s and newborn health services, intensive care unit, operating theatres, and psychiatric emergency care service.
Western Sydney Local Health District will work in partnership with Health Infrastructure on the next phases of the project with the aim of commencing construction on the project in early 2023.
The NSW Government is investing a record $11.9 billion in health infrastructure over the four years to 2025-26. Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 180 health capital projects across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway.