The NSW Government will deliver Stage 3 of the more than $700 million St George Hospital redevelopment, two years ahead of schedule with a $105 million initial injection.
Following the 2020-21 NSW State Budget, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, toured St George Hospital to reaffirm the $105 million commitment as part of the NSW Government’s $107 billion infrastructure pipeline targeting shovel and screwdriver-ready projects.
The Budget reinforces our world-class health system that has made NSW a global leader in tracking, tracing and containing COVID-19 to keep our people safe, as part of a record $29.3 billion health budget.
Premier Berejiklian said the Budget takes decisive action to meet the needs of people across NSW, as we emerge from an unprecedented health and economic crisis.
“With so many people out of work this year we are in a race against time to help create as many new jobs as we can, including jobs at St George Hospital,” Premier Berejiklian said.
“The record investment in this Budget sets us up for a prosperous, post-pandemic NSW.”
Mr Coure said the accelerated funding to fast track the $385 million Stage 3 of the Hospital’s redevelopment will be of huge benefit to the local community.
“St George Hospital is now up to Stage 3 of its redevelopment, totalling more than $700 million worth of investment, including a new emergency department, a new acute services building opened in October 2017, the recently completed birthing suite and additional parking,” Mr Coure said.
“Bringing forward Stage 3 will fast track the delivery of a new Integrated Ambulatory Care Precinct, increasing inpatient bed capacity as well as much needed enhanced outpatient and community-based services.”
“This is wonderful news, particularly for people with complex and chronic conditions, who will now spend less time in hospital, thanks to this new, first-class health facility.”
Planning for Stage 3 will commence this year, with early works set to start in 2021. Main works are expected to start in early 2022, with completion in 2025.
Stage 2 of the St George Hospital redevelopment was completed six months ahead of schedule in October 2017, with an eight-level Acute Services Building above the existing emergency department, and featuring additional inpatient beds, a new intensive care and high dependency unit, a cardiac catheterisation unit, a sterilising services department, new helipad and eight additional digital and interventional operating theatres.
Stage 1 delivered the $41 million new emergency department, together with the improved hydrotherapy pool.