Tuesday, May 28, 2024

New Campbelltown Hospital wing officially opened

Campbelltown Hospital is today marking an historic milestone with NSW Deputy Premier Prue Car and Health Minister Ryan Park officially opening the new northern entrance – the last of the major works in a $632 million redevelopment.

The new entrance links directly into the main hospital concourse, Hospital Street, providing easy access to amenities and healthcare services for patients, visitors and staff.

Since construction began in 2018, the redevelopment has delivered a 12-storey clinical services building, the centrepiece of the project, as well as extensive refurbishments across the hospital campus.

The Deputy Premier said the new state-of-the-art building will enable contemporary world-class care for the Macarthur region with 158,044 emergency department presentations, 9,619 surgical procedures performed, and 6,300 babies born since it opened in June 2022.

“Campbelltown is at the centre of one of the fastest growing regions in NSW with more than 133,000 people to call this district home with the next 12 years,” she said.

“This redevelopment has transformed healthcare services to meet the Macarthur community’s healthcare needs well into the future.’’

Key features of the building include:

  • Significantly expanded Emergency Department, which includes a satellite imaging area, two dedicated children’s resuscitation bays, and a special end-of-life room for families to farewell and grieve the passing of loved ones;
  • New Intensive Care Unit with capacity to increase the number of beds in the future;
  • Expanded surgical services including interventional radiology;
  • New digital operating theatres and procedure rooms;
  • New children’s unit, children’s ambulatory care and children’s allied health clinic, including specialised equipment for assessment and observation of young patients;
  • Expanded maternity and women’s services including additional birthing suites with baths and dedicated ultrasound and interview rooms, and
  • Centrally located mental health services, including a specialised older persons unit, civil secure rehabilitation unit for adults and mental health intensive care.

Services and buildings across the Campbelltown Hospital campus also received major refurbishments, including the expansion of the hospital’s pathology laboratory, renal dialysis unit, pharmacy, clinical information department and cancer therapy centre and a new dental centre – a first for the hospital.

More than 133,000 new residents are expected to call the Macarthur region home during the next 12 years.

The project follows the completion of the $134 million Stage 1 redevelopment of the hospital in 2016, and the completion of the $34.1 million car park in 2020.

The Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building, which is currently under construction, is a partnership between South Western Sydney Local Health District, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Western Sydney University and UNSW Sydney, with dedicated funding from Walker Corporation.

The new build adjoins the Western Sydney University’s Macarthur Clinical School on the hospital campus and will complement the newly redeveloped hospital and the broader Campbelltown Health and Education Precinct. The new Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building will locate medical research expertise alongside health care services.

“Everyone involved in helping shape Campbelltown Hospital’s transformation should be immensely proud of their efforts knowing how much this means for the growing south west Sydney community,” said Minister Park.

“I want to particularly thank the staff at Campbelltown Hospital for their continued care of the community during the construction of this massive project, which occurred as we faced the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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