New Bankstown Hospital a step closer as master planning begins

Master planning will commence this month on the new Bankstown Hospital.

The NSW Government has committed $1.3 billion for the new hospital to meet the healthcare needs of one of South Western Sydney’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse communities.

"The new Bankstown Hospital master planning will outline a vision for a world class health care
facility which makes the most of its location," said NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park.

“This master plan will be developed in consultation with the local community, so we can deliver a
hospital which will support the needs of this growing community well into the future.

"Key stakeholders including council, planning agencies, staff and community members can
contribute to both clinical and site planning."

The master plan will outline the vision for the site and identify the location of key aspects of the hospital, including clinical services, parking and future expansion zones.

Master planning will also explore how the new facility will integrate with the community and connect with local road and existing and future public transport networks.

The existing Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital provides a wide range of general medical and surgical care and a variety of sub-specialty services to the community.

Dr Matt Smith, Emergency Department Director, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital said he was looking forward to the master planning stage.

“I am excited master planning is starting for the new Bankstown Hospital. A new contemporary
hospital will offer our community state-of-the-art facilities and I am looking forward to hearing more
about the vision for the site," Matt said.

Consumer representatives have also welcomed the announcement.

Mr Sanjay Lele, Consumer and Community Participation Member, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital was been involved with planning the emergency department in 2021.

"It was a great experience and I hope to have the opportunity to contribute to community consultation
for the new Bankstown Hospital," Sanjay said.

"The involvement of local people in the planning of the new hospital is essential to ensure the new hospital meets the needs of everyone in our community.’’

Community consultation and an Expressions of Interest for the project’s Community Reference Group will be advertised in the coming months.

The new Bankstown Hospital is part of the NSW Government’s $3 billion investment for new and upgraded hospitals and health services across greater western Sydney.   
The new Bankstown Hospital is going to have a big impact on our community and it’s important that we work with members of the community so we can have the best and most practical hospital possible. We want to know what’s important to patients, carers, visitors, staff and community members so we can plan a hospital which truly reflects our unique multicultural city. Hon. Jihad Dib MP, Member for Bankstown
19 March 2024

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