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Nepean Redevelopment reaches great heights

Thursday 29 October 2020

The Nepean Hospital Redevelopment today celebrated the new Stage 1 14-storey hospital tower reaching its highest point and the unveiling of concept designs for Stage 2 of the redevelopment.

The NSW Government has committed more than $1 billion to Nepean Redevelopment Stages 1 and 2 to ensure communities in Penrith and Blue Mountains have access to contemporary, integrated health services closer to home.

The new Stage 1 tower is one of the tallest hospital buildings in Australia – topping out at more than 100 metres – with majestic views stretching to the Sydney CBD across to the Blue Mountains.

The Stage 1 tower includes an expanded Emergency Department, 18 birthing suites, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, more than 12 digital operating theatres and more than 200 additional beds in contemporary and bright in-patient units.

Construction of Stage 1 has continued to make steady progress since the first concrete slab was poured in September 2019.

Construction of Stage 1 is expected to be complete in late 2021 and will open in 2022 following an operational commissioning phase.

New concept designs were unveiled for Stage 2 of the redevelopment, showing the integration with Stage 1 and the expansion and upgrade of essential clinical services including:
  • an Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Imaging services and Nuclear Medicine
  • an in-centre Renal Dialysis Unit
  • cardiology services
  • more in-patient beds including paediatrics
  • clinical support services including Pharmacy
  • staff education and training facilities
  • community health facilities
  • a new reception area.
Extensive consultation and planning with clinical staff and communities will continue into 2021 to ensure the best design outcomes on Stage 2.

Construction will continue for Stage 2 following the completion of Stage 1.

In addition to the Stage 1 tower, the following works have also been completed at Nepean Hospital:
  • A multi-storey car park with rooftop helipad (opened July 2019).
  • Expansion of services at Nepean Cancer Care Centre (opened August 2019).
  • New childcare centre on campus (opened in June 2020)
Both stages of the redevelopment are being carefully staged to maintain a high-standard of patient care throughout the construction period.

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