$ 400 m redevelopment project announced

Geoff Lee and Jillian Skinner at Westmead Hospital
Geoff Lee, Andrew Constance and Jillian Skinner at Westmead Hospital

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced the

start of the major redevelopment of Westmead Hospital – a project worth over $400

million.

“Over the last three years I have fought for more parking, more nurses and a major

upgrade.

I want to thank all the people that signed our petition for this major upgrade, without

significant community support this would not have been possible.

After more than 35 years, Westmead Hospital will now receive its biggest upgrade,”

said Geoff Lee MP for Parramatta.

Mrs Skinner said the redevelopment of Westmead Hospital would include a new Acute

Services Building and comprehensive care centres which will co-locate all complex

and critical care services to improve the treatment of critically ill emergency patients,

trauma and surgical patients.

Plans are underway for a new Acute Services Building that will include:

 up to 12 state-of-the-art operating theatres

 extra inpatient beds

 additional car parking

 a new emergency department.

Minister Skinner said “This is the first stage of the major redevelopment of the

Westmead campus which, when complete, will cost well over $1 billion and be the

biggest hospital redevelopment in NSW.”

“It makes sense because Westmead Emergency treats more than 66,000 people

each year and will grow to treat an estimated 110,000 patients in 10 years.

Westmead is an important hospital not only for Parramatta but for the whole of

Western Sydney, treating the most complex and acute cases. Westmead Medical

Precinct with the Hospital, Children’s Hospital and research centres is well underway

to become the Medical Capital of Western Sydney” said Geoff Lee.

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