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 mid-2019.
From January 2019 there will be some road access changes at the Blue Mountains hospital during the construction period.