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Nepean Private Hospital breaks ground on new multi-story facility

Health Industry Hub | December 1, 2021 |
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MedTech News: Nepean Private Hospital will offer improved facilities for the people of Greater Penrith and the Blue Mountains, thanks to a multi-million dollar expansion including new operating theatres and consulting suites housed within a brand new building.

Having spent 20 years serving the local community, the hospital will invest over $30 million to develop a new three-story facility attached to the existing main building via multiple floors. The ground floor is set to include undercover car parking, with a foyer and a new cafe.

Nepean Private Hospital General Manager, Dr Tim Sinclair, said the upgrades will deliver an enhanced healthcare experience for patients and the community.

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to expand our service offering for patients, and further cement Nepean Private’s reputation as a world-class healthcare facility,” Dr Sinclair said.

“This significant investment has been planned for some time, and it’s wonderful to see work now beginning on site. With Western Sydney’s population expected to grow by around 200,000 people over the next 10 years, this development will help meet the growth in demand for health services in the region.”

On Level 1 there will be four new operating theatres with expanded recovery areas, including a purpose built pre-admission area and a sterilizing department. Levels 2 and 3 will house 17 specialist consulting suites. There will also be a relocated and a repurposed endoscopy suite leading up into the main operating theatres.

Away from the new building, other upgrades will include a refurbished hospital main entrance, while a new purpose-built space will house supplies and stores. Additional car parking and a new loading dock are also part of the project, but will be completed as part of early works.

The expansion kicked off with a smoking ceremony on the redevelopment site, attended by Bigambul man and community elder Uncle Wes and local Darug man Ian, as well as Mayor of Penrith Karen McKeown OAM.

The full expansion of Nepean Private is expected to be completed in mid-2023.


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