Thousands of residents across north-west Sydney are closer to having world class health services on their doorstep with the site for the Rouse Hill Hospital announced today.
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Riverstone MP, Kevin Conolly, Castle Hill MP, Ray Williams, Baulkham Hills MP, David Elliott and Liberal candidate for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston were all on site at 768 Windsor Road, Rouse Hill to inspect the site.
"We promised a new hospital in Rouse Hill and this site has been selected to ensure easy access for residents across north-west Sydney."
The site is close to the Rouse Hill Town Centre and the new Rouse Hill Metro station, ensuring both staff and the community will be able to access the hospital easily. The acquisition of the site forms part of the NSW Government’s $300 million commitment.
"Planning, early design works and community consultation will ensure we deliver what the community needs and deserves," Mr Hazzard said.
The new Rouse Hill Hospital will complement Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals and Westmead Hospital to ensure comprehensive health care throughout the north west.
"For 16 years Labor promised to build hospitals but time after time, they proved their promises weren’t worth the paper they were written on," Mr Hazzard said.
"Labor’s claim that their promise is the largest spend on health services in north-west Sydney ignores the fact the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government have spent over $700 million redeveloping Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals and another $1 billion at Westmead Hospital."
The investment in the new Rouse Hill Hospital will add to the billions of dollars already funded for new health facilities in Sydney’s west, including:
Westmead and The Children’s Hospital, Westmead: $1 billion.
Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals: more than $700 million
Nepean Hospital: more than $1 billion.
Forensic Medicine and Coroner’s Court Complex, Lidcombe: $91.5 million
Campbelltown Hospital: $800 million
Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct: $740 million
Ronald McDonald House, Westmead: $10 million
Bankstown-Lidcombe Emergency Department: $25 million
Concord Hospital: $341 million