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NEPEAN HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT MOVING AHEAD

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that the Penrith community will soon see the second stage of the $1 billion expansion and upgrade of Nepean Hospital underway, with a main works contractor now appointed.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today announced CPB Contractors will construct the hospital’s second clinical services building, to deliver additional first class healthcare services in Western Sydney for future generations.

“The NSW Government is delivering a second state-of-the-art clinical services building for the upgraded Nepean Hospital, which will seamlessly connect with the first tower we opened earlier this year to provide the very best healthcare for the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities,” Mr Hazzard said.

The new clinical services building includes a new intensive care unit, in-centre renal dialysis unit, medical imaging and nuclear medicine services, more in-patient units, and a large and welcoming front-of-house for the hospital.

Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said Stage 2 of the Nepean Hospital redevelopment will also provide better community-based healthcare in Penrith to benefit local families and young people for years to come.

“In addition to a second state-of-the-art clinical services building we’re delivering a community health centre in Soper Place, right in the heart of Penrith, where locals can easily access integrated health care and mental health services for families and young people at home and in the community,” Mr Ayres said.

“With both the consultation and designs currently underway, I encourage everyone to have a say in shaping their new community health centre by completing the online survey which is open now.”

The redevelopment team has been focused on Stage 2 enabling works which include relocating some services, repurposing some of the existing infrastructure, and delivering an expanded pathology service on the ground floor of Building E (East Block). 

“Not only will this project ensure better health outcomes for our community well into the future, it will also mean more jobs are generated right here in Penrith,” Mr Ayres said.

“I look forward to seeing main works commence in the coming months as the NSW Liberals in Government get on with the job of delivering for Western Sydney.”

The NSW Government has committed $1 billion for the Nepean Redevelopment which includes $550 million for Stage 1 and $450 million for Stage 2.

Stage 1 of the redevelopment included a new 14-storey clinical building that opened in 2022 featuring an emergency department, 18 birthing suites, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 16 operating theatres and more than 200 beds, in contemporary and bright in-patient units. The Stage 1 tower also provides coronary care services and an additional inpatient unit floor, which were fast-tracked from Stage 2 funding.

To complete the online survey on the new community health centre visit: https://forms.office.com/r/eUs580DxRd

For more information about the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment visit: https://www.nepeanredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au/

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