The NSW Government will deliver a $632 million upgrade to Campbelltown Hospital in the upcoming Budget, including a boost to paediatric and mental health services.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies today announced the funding, which builds on the $134 million investment for Stage 1, completed last year.
“The people of Campbelltown and its surrounds deserve the best possible health care and I’m very proud we will deliver this to the community,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We are investing record amounts in roads, transport and infrastructure and we are also investing record amounts in social infrastructure like schools and hospitals to ensure we continue to deliver much-needed services to the community.”
Stage 2 will include:
· expanded paediatric services including more inpatient beds
· enhanced mental health inpatient and community support services
· additional emergency department capacity
· more medical imaging equipment including an additional CT scanner
· additional capacity in intensive care
· more medical, surgical and maternity beds
· more clinic rooms and treatment spaces for ambulatory care
An additional $5 million has been allocated in 2017-18 to commence upgrading the hospital’s carpark.
Millions of dollars of economic benefit are expected to flow to the region as a result of the construction and expanded operations, Mr Perrottet said.
“As we’ve seen across the State, wherever the NSW Government builds infrastructure, thousands of jobs are created and businesses benefit,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This investment is further evidence of the NSW Government reinvesting the State’s success into our communities, in this case doubling our 2015 election commitment of $300 million in this term of government with today’s $632 million allocation.”
Mr Hazzard said: “Campbelltown Hospital will be the jewel in the crown for first-class health services for Macarthur, one of our fastest-growing areas.
“We’re seeing a baby boom in the area and I’m very pleased to announce that one of the highlights funded in this Budget will be a major expansion of paediatric services.
“It’s a win for the community, it’s a win for our wonderful frontline medical, nursing and allied health staff who deliver care for the community, and it’s a win for the economic future of the Macarthur area.”
Mrs Davies said she was particularly pleased adult and adolescent mental health facilities would be upgraded in the works.
“It’s a credit to the strong advocacy of local members Chris Patterson and Jai Rowell and the community,” she said.
The first stage of the Campbelltown Hospital upgrade, completed last year, included 90 new inpatient beds, an expanded emergency department, a refurbished maternity department, two cardiac catheterisation laboratories, and antenatal and paediatric enhancements.