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Construction complete for Nepean Hospital’s new 14-storey hospital tower

Wednesday 20 April 2022

The $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment has reached a major milestone with construction of the new 14-storey tower complete, officially marking the end of the first stage of works for the world-class health facility.   

The 100 metre high tower – Penrith’s tallest landmark and one of the tallest hospital buildings in Australia – includes an expanded emergency department, 18 birthing suites, a neo-natal intensive care unit, 17 new operating theatres, more than 200 additional beds and a rooftop helipad.  

With construction now complete, a comprehensive commissioning plan is underway, with hospital staff preparing services for a staged move into the new facility over the coming months.  

The major expansion and upgrade of Nepean Hospital will future-proof healthcare to meet the needs of the Western Sydney and Blue Mountains communities.  

Construction of Stage 2 of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment will start this year after the Stage 1 tower opens. The second building has been designed to seamlessly connect to the new tower to enhance the patient flow and experience.  

Nepean Redevelopment Stage 2 will include a new intensive care unit, in-centre renal dialysis unit, medical imaging and nuclear medicine services, cardiology services, more beds, community health services and a front of house for the hospital.  

As part of the NSW Government’s Stage 2 fast-track funding announcement in October 2020, cardiology services and an additional in-patient floor have been incorporated into the Stage 1 tower and will also be opening this year.

Construction on these floors in the tower will continue over the coming months.   

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