11 June 2024

The Minns Labor Government will invest $3.4 billion in 2024-25 to upgrade hospitals and health facilities across the State as part of the 2024-25 NSW Budget ensuring patients continue to receive high-quality care in their local community.

Of this, nearly $1 billion will be allocated towards rural and regional health capital works projects, and over half a billion towards Western Sydney hospitals in 2024-25 alone.

The NSW Government will also invest a further $47.8 million in the upgraded Ryde Hospital, bringing the total investment in the Ryde Hospital redevelopment to $526.8 million. This investment will deliver expanded and upgraded health services for Ryde and surrounding communities, which will include a new emergency department, inpatient wards and cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic services.

Key new investments in the 2024-25 NSW Budget include:

  • hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to deliver ongoing hospital redevelopments at Eurobodalla, Temora, Liverpool, Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead, Moree, Nepean, Cessnock and Shellharbour Hospitals
  • $265 million for the upgrade of Port Macquarie Hospital to provide a greater range of clinical services, including emergency and maternity services for the communities of the Mid North Coast
  • $250 million in a critical maintenance program at hospitals and health facilities across NSW.

For too long, people across NSW, have had to travel too far and wait too long to receive quality healthcare after a decade of underinvestment by the former government.

This funding boost will improve access to high-quality health care, by delivering much needed upgraded health infrastructure and technology, in particular, focusing on the parts of the state that need it most.

NSW needs a coordinated and sustainable roadmap for future growth, with the necessary infrastructure built alongside housing, to enable and support healthier and well-serviced communities.

Our budget will prioritise building better communities for NSW – ensuring we have the right level of health infrastructure and health service to improve the lives and wellbeing all communities across NSW.

The NSW Government is committed to continuing to build on our previous investments in important infrastructure projects for the State, including upgrading and maintaining essential health services, to provide residents with the safest and high-quality health care service they deserve to improve their wellbeing.

Quotes attributable to Health Minister Ryan Park:

“Our health system faces significant challenges after 12 years of neglect by the Liberal and National government, but we are making the diligent decision to invest in critical health infrastructure to ensure we have the essential health services the people of NSW rely on.”

“By investing in critical health infrastructure, we will deliver on our promise to provide better healthcare in NSW, by expanding health services in these growing communities, so patients can access the best medical treatments close to home.”

“These infrastructure projects and the range of health services that will be provided from them, by our committed and caring health staff, will also help attract more healthcare workers to work in these modern and purpose-built health care facilities across NSW. In addition, the jobs that are generated as a result of the opportunities available to builders, tradies and apprentices during the construction phase of all these major health infrastructure projects, is also a valuable economic driver in many of our local communities across the State.”