Penrith and Blue Mountains communities will soon benefit from more pathology laboratories and services, with construction underway on a new, expanded pathology department as part of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the new pathology department was being fast tracked as part of Stage Two of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment, which will provide the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities with access to world-class health services well into the future.
“The new pathology department will be in a larger, purpose-built facility and provide significantly expanded pathology services to meet the needs of the growing local communities and boost health outcomes in the region,” Mr Hazzard said.
Construction of the pathology department in a newly built facility in Building E (East Block) will include new laboratories, services, reception area and administration spaces, and is scheduled for completion in mid-2023.
Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said after years of neglect and band-aid solutions by the former government we are finally getting the Nepean Hospital that patients, medical staff and our community deserve.
Construction of a new 14-storey clinical tower as part of Stage 1 is now complete, and floors are opening to patients and staff in stages this year.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said she was very impressed with the transformation of the hospital campus, with more exciting changes to come.
“The new building being delivered as part of Stage 2 has been designed to seamlessly connect with the new hospital tower, which is already an impressive landmark in the Penrith skyline,” Mrs Davies said.
The next stage of the Nepean Hospital redevelopment includes a new intensive care unit, in-centre renal dialysis unit, medical imaging and nuclear medicine services, cardiology services, more beds, community health services and a front of house for the hospital.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 180 hospitals and health facilities across NSW, with more than 130 currently underway.
The NSW Government is investing $3 billion on health infrastructure, as part of a $11.9 billion investment over the next four years.