More than 600 new parking spaces will be available next week to patients and their loved ones at Nepean Hospital as the NSW Government undertakes major construction work on the $1 billion upgrade to health services.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard joined Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies at the new car park and to inspect work on the site of the new clinical building.
“This means a significant boost for parking capacity at Nepean Hospital from next week, making a real difference for patients and their loved ones at the hospital,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“It is also great to see progress on construction at the Nepean Hospital, which is just one of 200 health projects completed or in progress since 2011 that the Liberals & Nationals Government has funded.”
In 2016, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government committed $576 million for Stage 1 of the transformation. A further $450 million was committed last year for Stage 2.
Mr Hazzard said Stage 1 will include a new hospital tower, multi-storey car park, rooftop helipad and an interim expansion for the Nepean Cancer Care Centre.
“The new tower will house a new emergency department, 18 birthing suites, a neo-natal intensive care unit and more than 12 digital operating theatres. The new roof-top helipad will provide the best available emergency services access,” Mr Hazzard said.
The next milestone for Stage 1 will be the completion of the Nepean Cancer Care Centre’s interim upgrade later this year. Construction includes a third radiation therapy bunker and 15 additional chemotherapy treatment spaces.
Mr Ayres said the expanded car park would be welcomed by the community as the Nepean Hospital’s services expand.
“This marks a major milestone in the redevelopment of Nepean Hospital, it’s a promise made, a promise delivered. The new multi-storey car park and pedestrian link to the hospital will make it easier for patients, families and staff from the moment they arrive,” Mr Ayres said.
Mrs Davies said the investment at Nepean Hospital will significantly improve access to healthcare for thousands of people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
“The new tower will provide the capacity for nurses, doctors and other staff to continue to deliver the best health care to patients for decades to come,” Mrs Davies said.