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- Written by Stephanie Loobeek Wood Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
An important milestone in the $1bn redevelopment of Nepean Hospital took off this month with the opening of the hospital’s helipad.
Nepean Hospital now has hundreds of new parking spaces as major construction work continues on the $1 billion upgrade to Penrith’s health services.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard joined Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies at the new 600-space car park to inspect work on the site of the hospital’s new clinical building.
“This means a significant boost for parking capacity at Nepean Hospital from next week, making a real difference for patients and their loved ones at the hospital,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“It is also great to see progress on construction at the Nepean Hospital.”
Stage 1 includes a new hospital tower, the carpark, helipad and an interim expansion for the Nepean Cancer Care Centre.
“The new tower will house a new emergency department … and the new roof-top helipad will provide the best available emergency services access,” Mr Hazzard said.
The next milestone for Stage 1 will be the completion of the Nepean Cancer Care Centre’s interim upgrade later this year. Construction includes a third radiation therapy bunker and 15 additional chemotherapy treatment spaces.
Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the expanded car park would be welcomed by the community as Nepean Hospital’s services expand.
“The pedestrian link-way from the new multi-storey car park to the hospital will make it easier for patients, families and staff from the moment they arrive,” Mr Ayres said.
MP for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the investment at Nepean Hospital will significantly improve access to healthcare for thousands of people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
“The new tower will provide the capacity for nurses, doctors and other staff to continue to deliver the best health care to patients for decades to come,” Mrs Davies said.
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