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$33 Billion for Healthcare in NSW

The NSW Government is investing a record $33 billion in health as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget, demonstrating our commitment to backing in the essential services that local residents rely on.

$2.8 billion has also been allocated to capital work projects which will see the continued redevelopment and construction of hospitals and health facilities.

“Locally this record health investment builds upon our previous announcement that St George Hospital will receive $385 million to build a brand-new ambulatory care building, taking our investment into St George Hospital to over $700 million.” Mr Coure said.

“This major redevelopment of St George Hospital will provide our local area with even more state-of-the-art health services and facilities. The new Ambulatory Care Building will bring together essential health services such as physical rehabilitation, medical imaging tests, blood transfusions and biopsies.”

The NSW Budget has also allocated $26 million to construct additional parking spaces at St George Hospital, giving patients easier access to the fantastic staff and facilities available to them.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said, the record investment in the State’s public health system would benefit the people of NSW both now and well into the future.

“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring everyone across the State continues to receive first-class care from our biggest-ever workforce in fantastic healthcare facilities through the State,” Premier Perrottet said.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said, the $33 billion investment would ensure continued support of the health system as it received from the pandemic, including almost $900 million for the COVID-19 response.

“This is a very healthy budget. We are delivering an unprecedented workforce boost, fast-tracking those elective surgeries delayed by the pandemic, and investing heavily in important services such as palliative care.” Minister Hazzard said.