Daley Labor will build a $700 million North West Public Hospital in Rouse Hill.
NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley was joined by Shadow Minister for Health Walt Secord and local Labor candidates for Riverstone and Castle Hill, Dr Annemarie Christie and Dr David Ager to announce the public hospital. As local practitioners, both see the pressing need for the facility.
The commitment signals Labor’s priorities are schools and hospitals, not $2.2 billion knocking down and rebuilding stadiums.
The hospital will provide emergency, diagnostic and outpatient services as well as specialist services for women and children.
My priorities are always schools and hospitals before stadiums.
“Labor’s $700 million investment in the North West Public Hospital will be the single largest investment in public health in Sydney’s north-west by a State or Federal Government,” Mr Daley said.
Western Sydney hospitals are under enormous pressure and a new hospital in the North-West will take the pressure off Blacktown, Westmead and Mount Druitt hospitals
The hospital will serve the rapidly growing north-west region and will benefit people across Western Sydney by taking pressure off overstretched hospitals at Blacktown, Westmead and Mt Druitt.
Over the next 10 years, 33,000 homes will be built in Sydney’s north-west and once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.
Despite the area’s growing population, the Liberals and Nationals have failed to deliver the hospital in Rouse Hill which they promised before the last State Election in 2015.
Western Sydney hospitals have reported patients waiting more than a year for elective surgery procedures such as cataract removal and orthopaedic surgery.
The hospital will include:
- Maternity services;
- Obstetrics and paediatric wards;
- A special care nursery; and
- A women’s clinic.
The hospital’s services will also include:
- An emergency department;
- Operating theatres;
- Diagnostic services;
- Oncology; and
- Outpatient services to treat residents in north-west Sydney.
- The new North West Public Hospital will have up to 300 beds.
Construction will begin within the first term of a Daley Labor Government, creating more than 1,500 jobs during construction phase.