$1.3 BILLION FOR BANKSTOWN-LIDCOMBE HOSPITAL

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will redevelop Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital on a new site, to deliver comprehensive healthcare for south-western Sydney, including the latest in emergency medicine, surgical services and critical care.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said this $1.3 billion investment was only possible because of the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.

“We have a strong track record when it comes to delivering health infrastructure, having already built or upgraded more than 100 hospitals and other health facilities across the State, with another 100 on the way,” Ms Berejiklian said.

The redeveloped hospital will include enhanced emergency, critical care, medical and surgical services. There will also be expanded and integrated ambulatory care services, including cancer treatment and community health services.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the redeveloped hospital would transform the delivery of healthcare in Bankstown and surrounding suburbs.

“We are committed to building new, and improving existing, hospitals and health facilities across the state. Since we were elected, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has invested nearly $10 billion in health infrastructure with another $8 billion committed over the next four years,” Mr Hazzard said.

Planning for the project, along with early works construction, will commence during the next term of government.

Liberal candidate for East Hills Wendy Lindsay said the redeveloped hospital would increase capacity for local communities, ensuring people can get the care they need close to home.

“Only a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will ensure the local community gets a world-class hospital to meet its needs,” Ms Lindsay said.

In the immediate term, a $25 million expansion of the existing Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital emergency department is due be completed next year, to ensure the community is well served while the hospital is redeveloped.