The Premier popped into Blacktown Hospital to tour the new expansion

GROWTH: Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly and Seven Hills MP Mark Taylor joined Premier Gladys Berejiklian to tour the Blacktown Hospital expansion site on Friday, August 4.

GROWTH: Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly and Seven Hills MP Mark Taylor joined Premier Gladys Berejiklian to tour the Blacktown Hospital expansion site on Friday, August 4.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian visited Blacktown on Friday to inspect progress on the $700 million Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals expansion project.

“We are delivering first-class health care and thousands of new jobs for western Sydney,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“This is a major expansion of existing services and delivery of new services to meet increasing demand and reduce the need to travel out of the area for treatment.”

The new stage two acute services building will include emergency care, intensive care, operating theatres, birthing, maternity, women’s health and newborn care, and a new paediatric ward and outpatients.

The clinical services building design was voted ‘Best in World’ at the International Academy for Design and Health Academy Awards in Vienna last month.

“Blacktown Hospital’s new clinical services building reflects the needs of patients and staff because it was designed with them front of mind,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We are a government who has worked our absolute guts out to have the money available to put into health infrastructure.

“I’m thrilled that such good progress has been made.”

The new building is due to be completed in 2019.

Stage one of the project, which was completed last year, delivered a new hospital building, cancer centre, mental health unit, extensive internal refurbishment, infrastructure upgrades and more parking.

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