Hospital redevelopment to kick off in Nepean emergency department

December 12, 2016 by  

The emergency department of Print company in Penrith printing services Penrith’s Nepean Hospital is about to undergo a major upgrade, with work due to commence immediately.

In making the announcement, Print company in New South Wales printing services New South Wales Premier Mike Baird said the upgrade is part of a major hospital redevelopment project, valued at $550m.

He said the emergency department works will see the establishment of a paediatric treatment and assessment area together, with a safe assessment space.

CCTV and mobile duress systems upgrades will also be included, according to the Premier.

Baird said that additional to the programme of works scheduled for the $550m expenditure, a new carpark costing $26m is also to be delivered.

A graphic design of the redevelopment portrays a modern building with a helicopter hovering overhead, and manicured lawns and shaded areas bordering a lavish entry.

The Premier described the project as a “world class hospital” that will provide the most up-to-date facilities available to serve the entire Western Sydney catchment area for many years to come.

He said the redevelopment was long overdue but all was now in place, including the funding, to move ahead immediately.

The project’s innovations will be widespread and include the replacement of Nepean Hospital’s MRI, a doubling of chemotherapy chairs from 15 to 30, and the commencement of plans to introduce another radiotherapy bunker, together with an extra linear accelerator to assist with cancer services.

The construction of a new landing pad for helicopters is also part of the upgrade.