Stage 1 of the Nepean Redevelopment will deliver a major transformation and expansion of hospital and community-based health services for the Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury communities.
The NSW Government has committed $550 million to provide:
• A new clinical services block
• A new and expanded Emergency Department
• At least 12 new operating theatres
• 18 birthing suites in new accommodation, an increase of ten
• A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
• More than 200 overnight beds in new accommodation
• A new helipad
• New community health services
The NSW Government has also allocated $26 million to construct a new multi-storey car park and roof-top helipad at Nepean Hospital to support the expansion of services.
Stage 1 of the Nepean Redevelopment will give our valued health staff the facilities they need to continue to deliver the highest quality care for decades to come. It will also give staff access to latest technology and allow them to adopt modern care practices to improve health outcomes for everyone and reduce the need to travel long distances for treatment.
The project has been making solid progress since funding was announced in November 2016, with construction starting on the new car park in October 2017. Meanwhile, extensive consultion and planning continue to finalise the schematic design of a new hospital tower.
The redevelopment team is also working closely with health and community representatives to progress the planning and design of the Nepean Cancer Care Centre expansions.