The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, has described today’s State Government funding announcement for Nepean Hospital as a “much-needed and major win” for the region.
NSW Premier Mike Baird today confirmed that the NSW Government would commit $550m as part of an upgrade package that includes more than 200 hospital beds, expanded operating theatres, birthing suites, helipad and car-park.
“Nepean Hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in the state and with the region’s population set to explode over the coming decades, today’s funding announcement will go a long way towards future proofing the health and wellbeing of our local communities,” Mr Brown said.
“Penrith residents, led by its local council, have long-demanded improved facilities at Nepean, and these new upgrades will not only provide enhanced service capacity, but add to Western Sydney’s world-class medical and research reputation.”
Mr Brown added that with the redevelopment of the Westmead and Blacktown medical precincts, along with top-tier services being delivered at Liverpool, including the Ingham Institute, and plans for new health, and research facilities, at Camden, Campbelltown and at the Sydney Science Park, Western Sydney had established a global presence in the field of medicine and bio-medicine.
“The Western Sydney Airport is expected to further fuel these types of developments and opportunities, and in turn, help generate more smart jobs, global-leading research and better health services,” he said.