Today I speak on another development at St George Hospital, a new world‑class birthing unit. On 3 February this year I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the birthing unit, along with Minister Hazzard and my Sutherland shire colleagues, the member for Miranda and the member for Holsworthy.
The new $11.5 million unit is twice the size of the previous facility, carefully designed with the very latest technology and equipment for maternity care. The upgrade provides eight new birthing rooms with deep baths for women in labour, two acute observation rooms and a new neonatal monitoring technology. Given my two sons were born at St George Hospital, I know firsthand just how valuable this upgrade will be for our local community.
Put simply, local women will now be provided with the best maternity care on offer. This Government has transformed the St George Hospital—particularly the birthing unit—and this Government is transforming hospitals right across the State. I am incredibly proud to be a member of the best Government for health in the history of New South Wales.