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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