Planning begins on Mount Druitt Hospital upgrade to boost bed capacity

[tta_listen_btn listen_text=”Click here to have this article read aloud” pause_text=”Pause” resume_text=”Resume” replay_text=”Replay”]

Early planning has begun on the Mount Druitt Hospital upgrade which will deliver an additional 30 hospital beds for local residents.

The $60 million investment to upgrade Mount Druitt Hospital forms part of a broader plan by the Minns Labor Government to rollout an additional 600 hospital beds in western Sydney, to help meet the healthcare needs of the growing region.

The Minns Labor Government is committed to providing the healthcare infrastructure to meet the growing needs of western Sydney.

Minister for Health Ryan Park

The Blacktown Local Government area was forecast to grow by 9.4 per cent between 2020 and 2024, with a total population of more than 400,000 by next year.

By 2031 Blacktown LGA will be home to an estimated 537,000 people.

Mount Druitt Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care and a district-wide role in the provision of planned surgery, including general, orthopaedics and breast surgery. It also offers paediatric and palliative care services.

The scope of the project and indicative timing of the works will be finalised during planning and design processes. 

Staff consultation has occurred, and broader consultation will start shortly.

Health Minister Ryan Park joined Member for Mount Druitt Edmond Atalla to visit staff at Mount Druitt Hospital today during a tour of the facility.  

“This is part of a wider investment to rebuild essential services, including healthcare, that communities across greater western Sydney rely on, ” Member for Mount Druitt Edmond Atalla said.