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03 December 2016 Posted by 


Upgraded Emergency in $550M revamp

PENRITH Council wants to ensure that infrastructure and jobs are delivered to match the increasing population of the city.

Penrith Mayor John Thain said the NSW Government’s announcement this week of a $550 million redevelopment of Nepean Hospital is a sign of the confidence in the role Penrith will play in a growing Sydney.

An upgraded emergency department, with a paediatric assessment and treatment area, a safe assessment room and an upgrade of the mobile duress systems and CCTV is the

first piece of work to begin in the redevelopment of Nepean Hospital.

The redevelopment also includes:

• A new clinical services block.
• Expanded and upgraded medical imaging.
• At least 12 new operating theatres.
• 18 birthing suites in new accommodation.
• A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
• More than 200 overnight beds in new accommodation.
• A new helipad.
• New community health services.

“Nepean Hospital has one of the busiest Emergency Departments and the longest wait times for elective surgery in the state,” he said. “This funding will not only help turn these statistics around; they will deliver the state-of-the-art facility our region deserves,” Mayor Thain said.

Council’s Nepean Hospital is an integral hub of Penrith’s Health and Education Precinct (PHEP). The Precinct – which includes Nepean Private Hospital, Western Sydney University, the University of Sydney Medical School and WSI/TAFE Kingswood – has the potential to create 12,000 jobs.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said work on the new emergency department will start immediately. Work will start on new clinical services building in 2018 and is expected to be finished in 2021.



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