Building begins on $790 million Liverpool hospital redevelopment

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Construction has begun on a six-storey hospital tower as part of the $790 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct.

The new hospital will include a larger neonatal intensive care unit and six new in-patient units including paediatric, maternity and women’s health services – all designed to cater to the area’s growing population. A new multi-storey car park, which is nearing completion, will also provide an additional 500 spaces across the campus.

Project builder Lendlease has opened a new skilling and employment hub next to the hospital construction site to create more education and employment opportunities for south-western Sydney communities and boost the local workforce.

Around 850 construction jobs will be supported throughout the redevelopment.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new hospital would deliver enhanced health facilities and will include an integrated cancer centre, a larger emergency department, intensive care unit and more theatres.

“The $790 million health and academic precinct the NSW Government is building here at Liverpool is one of the largest hospital redevelopments across the state – and will transform healthcare services in this rapidly growing part of Sydney,” Perrottet said.

“We have the best health system in the nation and we are ensuring that no matter where you live in our State you have access to the best healthcare facilities.”

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the new precinct would be an attractive drawcard for clinicians, specialists, researchers and educators locally and worldwide, which would boost the community and deliver better long term health outcomes.

“The NSW Government is investing an unprecedented $790 million into south-western Sydney to meet the community’s healthcare needs and also provide employment opportunities for our future generations of nurses, doctors, researchers and educators,” he said.

 

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