Hospital redevelopment kicks off in Campbelltown
Residential property dwellers in Sydney's south-west region are set to benefit from a multimillion-dollar hospital development earmarked for the area.
NSW premier and minister for Western Sydney Barry O'Farrell said the $139 million redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital is a major boon for the local community, with it helping to support one of the state's fastest growing areas.
"The expansion of Campbelltown Hospital represents a significant enhancement to the treatment and care of patients living in south-western Sydney," Mr O'Farrell remarked.
The redevelopment will include a new clinical building with state-of-the-art inpatient wards and outpatient and allied health services, as well as 11 emergency places, four birthing rooms, expansion of the loading dock and a 1,225 space car park.
With the project due for completion in early 2016, prospective buyers looking to purchase residential real estate in the wider Sydney region may be attracted to the Campbelltown area.
Minister for health Jillian Skinner said the development is part of the government's multibillion-dollar investment into rebuilding NSW hospitals.
She explained: "We're boosting health services across the state through a massive hospital rebuilding program and since the election we've delivered 3,000 more nurses and 900 more doctors to the frontline."