Blacktown, 14 Mar 2011 – “The Blacktown Council today was given a special briefing by NSW Government Health Dept project representatives on the newly announced health facilities $300 million plus upgrade of the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals at it policy committee meeting, Councillor Allan Green said.
“All of the Councillors expressed great pleasure at the news of these health service expansion plans.
“I have long been campaigning for these kinds of expanded Hospital based health services.
“Blacktown City is the largest populated local government area with over 300000 people and our local health services are over burdened and under the much needed capacity to meet the health needs of the city.
“We also have large multi-cultural population, including over 25000 Filipino-Australians, who will benefit from these health plans.
In the next few years our population will continue to grow at a rapid pace and especially in the northwest of Sydney along the Riverstone railway line in all the new realease areas, according to Councillor Allan Green
“The NSW State Government is to be congratulated for announcing these massive plans for expanded services, Councillor Allan Green also said.
Some of the details announced below:
Mr O’Farrell said his government was delivering on its commitment to upgrade the hospital, something the previous Labor government failed to do in its 16 years in power.
“This expansion will deliver 170 hospital beds, taking the total to 650 beds across the two campuses,” he said.
The new carpark will take the total number of spaces from 1100 to 1400 at Blacktown.
Big ticket items of upgrade
■ $50 million cancer centre
■ 170 extra beds
■ New multi-level carpark with 600 spaces
■ Sub-acute mental health unit with 20 beds