Patients on Sydney’s North Shore will receive a major boost from a significant new investment in Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.
The NSW Liberals and Nationals will invest an extra $65 million in the hospital, enabling it to deliver additional ambulatory care, including new renal dialysis, chemotherapy and oral health services, and a new community health centre.
It will mean more patients can be treated closer to home rather than travelling to other hospitals. The new funding brings the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s total investment in the upgrade of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital to more than $405 million.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced the extra funding for Stage 2 of the redevelopment today, with the Member for Hornsby, Matt Kean.
“The Liberals and Nationals Government is making record investments in hospitals and health services – we have spent almost $10 billion since 2011 and will be investing more than $8 billion in health infrastructure over the next four years,” Mr Hazzard said.
Mr Kean said this significant $65 million funding boost for Stage 2 of the upgrade – which is already delivering a new Emergency Department and medical inpatient units in a new clinical services hon. matt kean mp tower – will further improve the health care of patients in the growing Hornsby area.
“This further upgrade will enable the fantastic Hornsby Hospital staff to continue to deliver world-class health care in modern facilities,” Mr Kean said.
“It will include a range of new ambulatory care services such as renal dialysis and chemotherapy, enabling people to be treated closer to home, as well as a range of other expanded services.
“Since 2011, more than $405 million has been allocated for infrastructure development at Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Hospital. This is a win for the community and a win for staff.”
The additional $65 million will provide:
• Fit-out of rehabilitation inpatient units being built in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Stage 2 Redevelopment
• Refurbishment and increased capacity of the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre to allow for future needs
• Expansion of ambulatory care services including a new renal dialysis service, chemotherapy day services, and oral health services.
• Consolidation of community health services into a modern, integrated centre.
• New Helipad.
$121 million was invested in Stage 1 of the Redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital which saw the construction of a five-storey clinical services building, named the STAR building (surgical, theatres, anesthetics and recovery), completed in 2015 and a new $19.8 million multi-storey car park with over 500 spaces opened in early 2019. The now $265 million Stage 2 redevelopment is currently underway.