Concord Hospital’s $341 million redevelopment is on track for completion, with the eight-storey Clinical Services Building set to transform healthcare in the inner west.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti visited the site for a traditional topping out ceremony to mark the building reaching its highest point.
Mr Hazzard said the Clinical Services Building will have more than 200 inpatient beds, with just over 550 beds across the campus, an increase of more than 100 from previously.
“The NSW Government’s $341 million commitment to Concord Hospital has created more than 700 construction jobs to build this modern, state-of-the-art facility,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Not only does it house the nation’s first dedicated veterans’ health service, a comprehensive cancer centre and an aged care centre, over two-thirds of the new inpatient beds in the new Clinical Services Building are in single rooms with daybeds for carers.”
Mr Sidoti said the National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare has been successfully operating as a pilot service since August last year. To date 128 people have been referred to the service and 54 have completed their care.
“This Centre is critical to our veteran community and continues Concord Hospital’s proud 80-year history of supporting veterans and their families,” Mr Sidoti said.
Concord Hospital’s new Clinical Services Building will include:
- the Rusty Priest Centre for Rehabilitation and Aged Care
- National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare
- a comprehensive Cancer Care Centre with 28 beds and 48 chemotherapy, infusion and haematology chairs
- a new concourse linking the new building to the existing hospital, providing direct access to operating theatres, radiology and emergency care.
Construction of a new $32.4 million multistorey car park will begin following the completion of the Clinical Services Building expected in late 2021.
The NSW Government also spent $1.3 million in 2019 refurbishing two theatres at Concord Hospital that are now fully digitally integrated.