Member for Oatley Mark Coure MP today toured the newly refurbished works at St George Hospital as part of the hospital’s $300 million redevelopment.
Mr Coure was joined by the General Manager of St George Hospital, Ms Leisa Rathborne, and Project Director of Health Infrastructure, Mr Phillip King to tour the new Post-Acute (Recovery) area, Endoscopy Suite, Endoscopy processing room and old operating theatres which are to be upgraded.
Recently completed refurbished works are upgraded theatres, endoscopy units, day surgery units and recovery areas. Collectively, the old theatres, endoscopy units and day surgery units had capability to care for twenty-four patients. These newly upgraded units will have the capacity to care for forty-seven patients, including three isolation rooms.
Mr Coure was pleased to celebrate the tremendous amount of work that has already gone into refurbishing many of the hospital’s key areas.
“There is a growing need for more nurses, more doctors and more beds in our local hospital. Seeing firsthand how the newly refurbished works would more than double the capacity for patients was remarkable,” Mr Coure said.
“St George Hospital serves a fast-growing part of southern Sydney and our investments in this site are designed to meet the health needs of the area’s growing and ageing population, now and into the future.”
An additional $11.5 million funding was also recently committed by the NSW Government to refurbish the birthing suites and remaining operating theatres, which will complement the work that has already been completed or is underway at St George Hospital.
More than $2.3 billion in capital works funding for Health has been invested in the 2018-19 NSW Budget, part of a record $8 billion investment over the next four years.