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21 February 2019
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced her government would invest a total of $864 million for major hospital upgrades.
$385 million will be invested into St George Hospital and $479 million into Ryde Hospital to build upon both hospitals excellence in patient care, education, research and innovation.
Considerable planning for the redevelopment of the hospitals will see local communities and hospital staff have their say in transforming the hospitals into a modern, fit for purpose health facility. The news follows the announcement of a $2.8 billion investment into the health sector to increase its workforce to a total of 8300.
The redeveloped St George and Ryde hospitals would mean an increase in capacity for local communities, ensuring people get the care they need close to home with a reduced wait time.
“This Government is serious about investing in hospitals – in fact we are investing more than $8 billion over the next four years, with about 100 health infrastructure projects underway and more to come,” Hazzard said.
Planning for the two major hospital upgrades are underway and construction could begin in two years.