NSW Health Minister Cameron Dick has announced that the Riverside Community Hospital in New South Wales will be redevelopated into a new community hospital.
The Government has invested $2.5 million into the project to create the Riverside Health and Community Services Complex, which will be the state’s largest tertiary healthcare centre, which has been operating for more than 20 years.
The hospital will include four beds for the intensive care unit, two operating rooms and a new pharmacy.
It will also have a new emergency department and a hospital suite, as well as a new general hospital.
Mr Dick said the hospital was already providing community health services and that the new facility would be designed to provide the best care for patients with mental health issues.
He said the new complex would include a primary care, community health, primary and specialty hospital, a pharmacy and a mental health clinic.
“We are proud of the facilities we have built in the past, but we also know we need to do more,” he said.
“It is a real opportunity for our patients to have a safer, healthier and more comfortable community hospital.”
Mr Dick also said he hoped to secure additional funding for the Riverside hospital to provide a more inclusive and culturally diverse service.
The project was originally announced in 2015 and the first phase is scheduled to open in 2021.