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15 February 2020 Posted by 

CHANGING FACE OF BLACKTOWN

Medi-tourism boom from Teo Centre
DALLAS SHERRINGHAM
BLACKTOWN will become the centre of world-wide medical attention with universally renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo to head a $1B state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the CBD.


 It will be Australia’s first world class Brain and Spinal Institute and will provide a major economic benefit to Western Sydney and Blacktown City.
 
The project will generate thousands of direct and indirect jobs and deliver through an expected influx of interstate and international medi-tourism visitors.
 
Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute (BBSI) is the Group behind the world class located in the Blacktown City centre, strategically located between the Westmead, Blacktown and Nepean medical precincts.
 
Dr Teo has announced plans to build and operate the five-star institute “that doesn't feel like a hospital.” “I want a place that feels pleasant, almost like a vacation.”
 
He told media outlets he chose Blacktown as the proposed site because he wanted to offer the community “hope, health and success.”
 
The precinct, if approved, will be based at the current Blacktown Council Administration Centre.

Dr Teo has partnered with Sydney developers Mr Leny Manassa and Mr Carlo Logiudice as well as Dr Michael Sughrue, a brain surgeon from America.
 
He said building would be completed by 2024.
 
Dr Teo is currently director of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.
 
The doctor has garnered international media attention for his reputation to take o inoperable or high-risk cases
Patient wellness
 
“We will not just be looking at the brain and spine, but at the overall wellness of the patient, “Dr Teo said.
 
“This will transform the way we look at and experience patient care and Blacktown will be the home to global excellence in providing world class health to all Australians.
 
“This iconic landmark will locate Western Sydney on a global scale for the hope, health and success of the community.”
 
He said it would also be a learning centre of excellence to train brain trauma specialists. The planned development will not only include the Blacktown Brain and Spinal Institute but will also include:
 
 
• A new private hospital, designed by surgeons for their patients
• A Five-star Medical Hotel with rehabilitation facilities with the family in mind
• A master-planned precinct of retail, residential and commercial space.
 
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale told media Blacktown City Council was behind the project.
 
“It will be a wonderful addition to our city and Western Sydney and we are so proud to be a part of that.
 
“We are a City of Talent, and BBSI perfectly matches our key themes of opportunity and economic benefit to Western Sydney residents through attracting innovation and investment.
 
“We have a strong public health presence in our city and this development will add to Council’s collaboration with the Australian Catholic University, that was officially entered into in October this year.
 
“ACU is Australia’s leading educator of allied health professionals. The ACU Blacktown campus will commence courses in 2021 and will grow to host 5000 students.”
 
Mayor Bleasdale said the development of the medical facility would be made possible in Blacktown through the purchase by BBSI of the current Blacktown Council Administration Centre site.
 

 



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