NSW Premier officially opens Blacktown Hospital
17 May 2016
Blacktown Hospital’s new seven-storey Clinical Services Building - the centrepiece of the $312 million Stage 1 redevelopment - has officially opened.
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner inspected the new building on May 17, which includes a comprehensive cancer centre with a new radiation therapy unit, as well as units for cardiac, respiratory medicine, aged care, stroke and rehabilitation, neurophysiology, pharmacy, pathology and a women’s health clinic.
“Today is a good day for Western Sydney - we are investing more than $700 million in Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals to ensure we meet the health care needs of this rapidly growing region for decades to come,” Mr Baird said.
“And we can join the community in celebrating this incredible building, knowing another state-of-the-art building is set to rise next to it.”
Works have already begun on the $400 million Stage 2 redevelopment, the focal point of which will be a multi-storey Acute Services Building, which will include a new emergency department, operating theatres, an intensive care unit, birthing services and a special care nursery.
Main construction will commence early next year.
Mrs Skinner said the redevelopment combines cutting-edge medical technology with contemporary design and replicates what is happening across the state.
Local MPs Tanya Davies, Kevin Connolly and Mark Taylor joined the Premier and Mrs Skinner on a tour of the new Clinical Services Building.