THE $1B Nepean Hospital redevelopment has marked a major milestone, as the NSW Government announced Stage 2 of the project will be brought forward by two years.

The fast-tracking of the project was announced at a topping out ceremony of Nepean Hospital’s 14-storey tower, which reached its highest point of construction today.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the NSW Government’s $1 billion investment in Nepean Hospital will future-proof health services in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains for decades to come.

“The redeveloped Nepean Hospital will be a gamechanger for the region, providing new world-class health facilities including an expanded emergency department, birthing suites, and neonatal intensive care unit,” Ms. Berejiklian said.

“Bringing the project forward by two years will fast-track economic recovery in Western Sydney and create thousands of local jobs – both essential drivers of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.”

The concept design for Stage 2 was unveiled today, providing a preview of the new Intensive Care Unit, in-center renal dialysis unit, medical imaging, and nuclear medicine services, more beds, staff education and training facilities, community health services, and a new Front of House for the hospital.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said Stage 2 is right on the heels of Stage 1, which is being completed on time and within budget despite the enormous challenges faced this year during the pandemic.

“We’re on track to complete Stage 1 of Nepean Hospital at the end of 2021 – a tremendous outcome for Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains –  and now the community can expect the full world-class package two years ahead of schedule,” Mr.Hazzard said.

“This $1 billion project will place vastly enhanced health services on the community’s doorstep and support our fantastic staff as they continue to deliver their very best care to increasing numbers of patients.”

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism, and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the contemporary health facility would not only help drive economic recovery but would be another drawcard to the rapidly growing region.

“This major project will generate thousands of jobs and deliver the very best healthcare available to the community, making the region an even more appealing place to live and work,” Mr. Ayres said.

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said the acceleration of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment by two years is further proof Western Sydney is a key priority for the NSW Government.

“The fast-tracking of this project is a welcome boost to the communities of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains who have been doing it extremely tough during the pandemic,” Mrs. Davies said.

Fast-tracked funding will allow Stage 2 enabling and fit-out works to start earlier while construction for Stage 1 is still underway. This will also allow for a much smoother transition into the construction of the main works
for Stage 2.

To register your interest in providing input into the design of Stage 2 of the Nepean Redevelopment visit www.nepeanredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au.

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