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The New South Wales Ministry of Health, branded NSW Health, is a ministerial department of the New South Wales Government. NSW Health supports the executive and statutory roles of the Minister for Health, the Minister for Medical Research, and the Minister for Mental Health.

The south-western Sydney community is a step closer to having a new world-class $1.3 billion Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, with the search now on for a site to build the hospital.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government is calling for proposals from landowners of suitable sites in the East Hills and Bankstown region.

“The NSW Government is taking another step on our key election promise to deliver a $1.3 billion state-of-the-art Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital,” Mr Hazzard said. 

“We’re launching a thorough selection process to secure a hospital site that is best placed to provide future health services to the south-western Sydney community.”

A Clinical Services Plan is currently being finalised, detailing the new hospital’s services and examining the use of new technologies including virtual care solutions.

The new Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital will provide:

  • Expanded emergency services
  • Intensive care
  • Surgery and interventional procedures
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aged health
  • Mental health
  • Cancer services
  • Ambulatory care services
  • Community Health Services.

State Member for East Hills Wendy Lindsay said: “Clinicians, staff and the broader community all have a vital role to play in planning the new hospital.

“The community’s input will help shape the future of healthcare in our region, so the new hospital will respond to the locals’ healthcare needs right into the future, and be an enormous asset to our local community,” Ms Lindsay said.

A Request for Information (RFI) will run from 17 July to 28 August 2020, inviting landowners who own potentially suitable sites for the new hospital to nominate their land for consideration.

The emergency department at the existing Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is currently undergoing a $25 million upgrade which will improve services until the new hospital is built.

The NSW Government has invested $10 billion to deliver more than 130 new and enhanced health facilities statewide since 2011, including the $740 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct and the $632 million Campbelltown Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment.

The NSW Government is also investing $10.1 billion more over the next four years, including more than $900 million for rural and regional areas in 2019-20. To suggest a site or learn more about the project visit: hinfra.health.nsw.gov.au/newbankstownhospital

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