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NEW BOWRAL HOSPITAL STAR OF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

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The $68.7 million Bowral & District Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment featuring a new emergency department and state-of-the-art operating theatres has marked a new era in the hospital’s 130-year history. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith officially opened the new Clinical Services Building, which has had more than 3,800 emergency presentations, 120 … Continue reading “NEW BOWRAL HOSPITAL STAR OF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS”

The $68.7 million Bowral & District Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment featuring a new emergency department and state-of-the-art operating theatres has marked a new era in the hospital’s 130-year history.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith officially opened the new Clinical Services Building, which has had more than 3,800 emergency presentations, 120 babies born and over 530 surgeries since opening in December.

“The new hospital building is a wonderful asset to the people of the Southern Highlands, which is rightly getting its share of the NSW Government’s record $10.7 billion infrastructure boom,” Mr Hazzard said.

“The Stage 1 redevelopment has also delivered new, purpose-built adult and paediatric inpatient wards with their own ensuites, new rehabilitation spaces with a gymnasium, a dedicated geriatric ward and a new maternity unit and birthing suites.”

Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said the building has beautiful views of the Southern Highlands and its design ensures rooms have plenty of natural light.

“The hospital will continue to grow with the community, providing safe and high-quality care and supporting the economy as a leading employer in the region,” Mr Smith said.

“I congratulate everyone involved in delivering the outstanding clinical services building, including the planners, clinicians, designers and builders, and look forward to the future expansion under Stage 2.’’

In March 2019, the NSW Government announced an additional $55 million for Stage 2 of the redevelopment, with planning for a second building starting soon.

The NSW Government is investing over $1.5 billion into four redevelopments across South Western Sydney Local Health District, with a further $1.3 billion commitment to commence building a new Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital within this term.

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Projects include: Liverpool Hospital ($790 million), Campbelltown Hospital ($632 million) and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital Emergency Department ($25 million), transforming the provision of healthcare across south western Sydney communities.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2021/03/10/new-bowral-hospital-star-of-southern-highlands/

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