Sydney's northern suburbs receive $1.1bn health boost
Deciding where to purchase residential property is dependent on a number of factors including the proximity of employment opportunities, local infrastructure, amenities and public transport options.
The quality and availability of health care services is likely to be one aspect that would-be buyers will keep in mind when browsing real estate.
With this in mind, prospective homeowners may be interested in Sydney's northern suburbs, which are set to benefit from a billion-dollar medical project underway in the region.
Announcing the completion of the new main building last week (December 12), premier Barry O'Farrell said the $1.1 billion redevelopment of Royal North Shore Hospital is the largest project of its kind in New South Wales history.
"This state-of-the-art building ensures Royal North Shore Hospital will continue to deliver a high standard of patient care, while providing much better facilities for the hardworking clinical staff," the premier explained.
"While this hospital may be situated in Sydney's northern suburbs, it delivers expert health care for people right across the state – many of whom are transferred here for its specialist care."
Also known as the acute services building, the revamped main building comprises inpatient wards, a cancer care centre, 18 new operating theatres, a 58-bed intensive care unit, retail and dining areas.