The Western Sydney and Blue Mountains communities are invited to an open day on Saturday 12 March to take a behind-the-scenes look at the new 14-storey Nepean Hospital tower.
The NSW Government has committed $1 billion to deliver a major expansion and upgrade of Nepean Hospital and community-based services, which is being delivered in two stages.
“The open day offers community members a behind-the-scenes tour of areas in the amazing new tower that would usually be off-limits to the public, and a chance to speak to clinicians and hospital staff about the new facilities and health services,” Mr Ayres said.
“The guided tours are an opportunity for local community members to familiarise themselves with the new hospital’s operating theatres, wards and maternity and neo-natal services as well as a chance to enjoy the spectacular views from the helipad at the top.
“The design and construction of this state-of-the-art hospital tower has been a collaborative effort right from the start – I can’t think of a better way to celebrate everyone’s hard work.”
The new tower will include an emergency department, 18 birthing suites, a neonatal intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and more than 200 additional beds. It will also feature cardiology services, nuclear medicine and an additional inpatient floor for oncology and haematology patients, which is being fast-tracked as part of Stage 2.
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said the tower will open in stages from mid-2022.
“As construction nears completion, the hospital is focused on preparing services to move into the new tower, which is a carefully considered and complex process,” Mrs Davies said.
“The NSW Government is grateful to the staff and project team members for the effort and passion they have put into this redevelopment. I am excited to return to Nepean Hospital to see the tower fully operational later this year.”
The Nepean Hospital Public Open Day will be a COVID-safe event. After the tour, there will be food and drink options for purchase and health information stands.
Tickets to the public open day are free. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited and people are encouraged to Book online. Bookings close at 5pm Thursday 10 March 2022.
Anyone who does not have access to the internet, and requires assistance, can call 02 7228 7949 and leave their contact details.
Watch the artist’s impression fly-through video of Stages Stage 1 and 2 of the Nepean Redevelopment.
For more information about the Nepean Redevelopment and community open day visit: www.nepeanredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au