The multi-storey clinical services building – which is the centrepiece of the redevelopment – is on target for completion in December 2014.
Mrs Skinner was accompanied on her tour by state MPs Jai Rowell (Wollondilly), Bryan Doyle (Campbelltown) and Chris Patterson (Camden).
Mrs Skinner also announced a new allocation of $800,000 to plan Stage Two of the redevelopment.
“By failing to redevelop Campbelltown Hospital, Labor turned its back on the people of south-western Sydney. By contrast, the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government has made Campbelltown Hospital one of its top priorities,” Mrs Skinner said.
“Just eight months ago, I stood here with the Premier on a greenfield site to turn the first sod on this important project.
“I am delighted to return today to see this state-of-the-art building taking shape – and to announce that we can begin planning the next stage of the hospital’s redevelopment.”
On completion, the Campbelltown Hospital Stage One redevelopment will comprise:
- an additional 90 inpatient beds, with capacity for a further 30.
- an expanded emergency department.
- a paediatric outpatients unit.
- four birthing rooms.
- two cardiac catheterisation laboratory/interventional suites.
- a co-located and expanded floor comprising ambulatory care, outpatients, antenatal, allied health consulting rooms and treatment spaces.
- relocation and expansion of supporting space for pathology and clinical information.
- an additional 248 car spaces, including 37 new spaces serving ambulatory care and cancer therapy services, and 110 car spaces in the south-west corner of the campus, bringing the total number of car spaces at the hospital to 1,225.
Mrs Skinner said she had visited Campbelltown Hospital countless times as shadow minister and minister and had not known such a mood of excitement and anticipation among staff and the community.
“Campbelltown Hospital has world-class staff – from clinicians to nurses to allied health professionals – but not the infrastructure to match,” Mrs Skinner said.
“The NSW Liberal & Nationals Government is committed to investing in infrastructure to provide more frontline health services for the people of south-western Sydney.”
The $800,000 announced by Mrs Skinner will allow planning for Stage Two of the Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment, which will include imaging services and further expansion of the acute hospital, including the emergency department, theatres, inpatient beds and expanded cancer services. Planning will start early next year.
The NSW Government today announced funding totalling $2.4 million for planning for future hospital redevelopments in western and south-western Sydney.
The projects are Campbelltown Hospital Stage Two ($800,000), Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital ($800,000) and Blacktown Hospital Stage Two ($800,000).
The state’s largest hospital infrastructure project is currently underway in western Sydney – the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital expansion.