NSW Health has received $30.2 billion in today’s Budget, demonstrating the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring world-class health services for the community.
More than $3 billion will be invested this year to build and redevelop hospitals and health facilities across NSW. This is in addition to the more than $27 billion in recurrent funding.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the record investment demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to the health of its people.
“Since March 2011, recurrent funding for the NSW public health system has increased by almost $11.7 billion, up from $15.5 billion in 2010-11. That’s an extraordinary increase of more than 75 per cent,” Mr Perrottet said.
“We continue to invest in patient-centred care, with brand new and upgraded facilities, the latest in cutting edge technologies and an ever-expanding health workforce.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the Budget reflects the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to create healthy communities by bringing first-class facilities closer to home.
“Purpose designed hospital and health facilities drive improved health outcomes and experiences for patients, their families and our dedicated health staff,” Mr Hazzard said.
Key Highlights of the Budget include:
NSW Health will invest $10.8 billion on capital infrastructure over the next four years with a program of $3.2 billion in 2021-22. This record investment will ensure the 29 new and upgraded hospitals and health facilities announced prior to the 2019 state election will commence before March 2023. The funding also includes:
Of this record investment, almost $2.5 billion will be allocated across the State to continue Health’s record capital program which includes 37 hospital upgrades or redevelopments (with four new hospitals) and eight regional and metropolitan car parks currently being built.
In addition, the 2021-22 Budget includes $280.2 million for Information Communication Technology projects, $80 million for the asset refurbishment and replacement program and $109 million for works funded by local health districts and specialty health networks through the Locally Funded Initiatives Program.
Hospital upgrades and redevelopments in progress include: