The communities of South Western Sydney will benefit from a new hospital, with the location announced for the new Bankstown Hospital
at the TAFE campus in Bankstown’s CBD, delivering a major boost to healthcare in Western Sydney
The TAFE campus location is accessible by bus, rail and the future Sydney Metro, providing convenient access for patients, staff and visitors.
With the Canterbury Bankstown local government area expected to grow to nearly half-a-million people by 2036, the NSW Government has committed $1.3 billion for the hospital to support the growing region.
The scope for the new hospital will be determined through the planning process which will take place in 2024 in consultation with staff, clinicians and patients.
Services are expected to include:
- Expanded emergency services
- Intensive care
- Surgery and interventional procedures
- Women’s and Children’s Health
- Aged health
- Mental health
- Cancer services
- Ambulatory care services.
The new hospital will integrate with the existing Bankstown-Lidcombe hospital to allow for contemporary models of care, while the site also provides opportunities for future expansion for research and education to create a new ‘health neighbourhood’ for integrated health care.
In preparation for the hospital’s construction, TAFE NSW will consult with staff and students regarding relocation options for its facilities to minimise disruption for learners and to maintain a strong presence in Bankstown.