This includes a
$2.7 billion spend on health infrastructure in 2019-20, up 27 per cent on last
year. This brings the Government’s health capital spending over the next four
years to a record $10.1 billion – a 25 per cent increase on last year’s Budget.
Berejiklian joined Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard
at Westmead to mark a major milestone for the Central Acute Services Building.
redevelopment is just one of 200 health projects completed or in progress since 2011 that the Liberals &
Nationals Government has funded, and the 2019-20 Budget will ensure the cranes
keep moving,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Government has a strong track record when it comes to delivering new and
upgraded hospitals and health facilities, and this year’s Budget is no
said the building, due for completion in 2020, was an investment in the future
health of the people of NSW.
billion-plus Westmead precinct redevelopment provides NSW with a cutting- edge
health, innovation and education precinct,” Mr Perrottet said.
“When the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government promises to deliver
world-class health services we do it and our record speaks for itself.”
said $10.1 billion, including hospital redevelopments and lease acquisitions, will be invested
over four years to continue
current works and commence
upgrading and building a further 29 health infrastructure projects.
Within the next
term, funding will ensure the delivery of four new hospitals on greenfield
sites for communities at Maitland, Macksville, Mudgee and in the Tweed.
Mr Hazzard said
the record investment in health infrastructure mirrors the never- before-seen
funding in services and the frontline health workforce, with 8,300 additional
frontline staff over the next four years.
in the Tweed or in Tumut, Westmead or Wyong, Macksville or Mona Vale, all across NSW, direct and indirect jobs are being created through
health builds,” Mr Hazzard said.
future-proofing the health system to ensure no matter where you live in this
vast State, you and your loved ones have access to care and support
close to home.”
The record $2.7
billion health infrastructure investment in 2019-20 will enable the following
- Commencement of new works John Hunter Hospital ($780 million), the
Children’s Hospital at Westmead ($619 million) and Tumut Hospital ($50 million)
- Continuing works at Griffith Hospital, Goulburn
Hospital, Hornsby Hospital and Mona
- New hospital car parks at Liverpool, Shellharbour and Wagga Wagga
- Planning for major projects including Sutherland Hospital, Sydney
Children’s Hospitals Network at Randwick and the Comprehensive Children’s
Cancer Centre, and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Other highlights of the health
capital works investment for 2019-20 includes
continuing work on the Nepean Hospital
and Integrated Ambulatory Services redevelopment, the Randwick campus reconfiguration and
expansion, the Concord Hospital upgrade and the
Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment.
Westmead building, a collaboration between Westmead Hospital, The Children’s
Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, will transform healthcare in western Sydney
and provide a base for ground-breaking health
research to benefit every Australian.
of the new building include:
- Two new emergency departments – one for adults and one for children
- Digital operating theatres
- Expanded imaging, pharmacy and logistics
- Additional patient rooms, and
- Education, training and research embedded into every floor.