On 13 June 2018, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, Leslie Williams turned the first sod on the new service which will house six dialysis treatment spaces in a purpose-built building on the Blue Mountains Hospital campus.
It will mean that Blue Mountains renal patients who currently travel to Nepean Hospital up to three times a week for treatment can now have treatment closer to home.
When complete, the new service will operate as a satellite service for the Nepean Community Dialysis Centre and will be able to treat up to 24 patients per week.
Construction is scheduled for completion in early 2019.
Click here to view an artist impression video fly-through showing what the new renal unit will look like when construction is complete.