Patients on Sydney’s North Shore will receive a major boost from a significant new investment in Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals will invest an extra $65 million in the hospital, enabling it to deliver additional ambulatory care, including new renal dialysis, chemotherapy and oral health services, and a new community health centre.
It will mean more patients can be treated closer to home rather than travelling to other hospitals. The new funding brings the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s total investment in the upgrade of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital to more than $405 million.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the extra funding for Stage 2 of the redevelopment today, with the Member for Hornsby, Matt Kean..
“The Liberals & Nationals Government is making record investments in hospitals and health services – we have spent almost $10 billion since 2011 and will be investing more than $8 billion in health infrastructure over the next four years,” Mr Hazzard said.
Mr Kean said this significant $65 million funding boost for Stage 2 of the upgrade – which is already delivering a new Emergency Department and medical inpatient units in a new clinical services tower – will further improve the health care of patients in the growing Hornsby area.
“This further upgrade will enable the fantastic Hornsby Hospital staff to continue to deliver world-class health care in modern facilities,” Mr Kean said.
“It will include a range of new ambulatory care services such as renal dialysis and chemotherapy, enabling people to be treated closer to home, as well as a range of other expanded services.
“Since 2011, more than $405 million has been allocated for infrastructure development at Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Hospital. This is a win for the community and a win for staff.”
The additional $65 million will provide:
Fit-out of rehabilitation inpatient units being built in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment
Refurbishment and increased capacity of the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre to allow for future needs
Expansion of ambulatory care services including a new renal dialysis service, chemotherapy day services, and oral health services.
Consolidation of community health services into a modern, integrated centre.
$121 million was invested in Stage 1 of the Redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital which saw the construction of a five-storey clinical services building, named the STAR building (surgical, theatres, anesthetics and recovery), completed in 2015 and a new $19.8 million multi-storey car park with over 500 spaces opened in early 2019. The now $265 million Stage 2 redevelopment is currently underway.
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