About the project
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It is an exciting time for the local community with the master planning under way for a state-of-the-art New Bankstown Hospital to help meet the healthcare needs of our fast-growing and diverse community.

The new facility will be built in the Bankstown CBD, close to bus and train services and the new Metro. It will be located on Chapel Road Bankstown (currently TAFE NSW).

It will include acute services such as an expanded emergency department, operating theatres and intensive care, services for women and children (including maternity) and mental health, as well as parking.

 The NSW Government has committed $1.3 billion for the project which is expected to create new job opportunities in healthcare, construction and research.

The current Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital on Eldridge Road, Bankstown will continue to provide health services until the new facility opens. Its future role will include providing a range of non-acute services such as community health and day surgery.


 

Why do we need a new hospital?

By 2036, the local government area is expected to grow by about 21 per cent to nearly half-a-million people. To meet the growing healthcare needs of the community, the existing hospital needs a major expansion. 

We need a site with space for a range of health services which can better serve the needs of our community into the future.
 
A new site will give us more opportunities for research and education, which will also help attract new staff and provide more local and diverse job opportunities.

The new hospital will:
  • Transform the delivery of healthcare in Bankstown and its surrounding suburbs
  • Give local and nearby residents access to more health services closer to home
  • Offer an improved experience for patients and carers by creating a ‘health neighbourhood’ for integrated health care
  • Deliver contemporary working environments and create new career opportunities through an increased capacity for research education and training.

New hospital services

 The scope for the New Bankstown Hospital will be determined through the planning process, and is expected to include: 
  • Expanded emergency services
  • Intensive care
  • Surgery and interventional procedures
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aged health
  • Mental health
  • Cancer services
  • Ambulatory care services
  • Community Health Services.

Where are we up to?

  • The site on Chapel Road Bankstown was announced in December 2023.
  • Master planning is under way and is expected to be completed later in 2024.
For more information about how we plan and build a hospital, visit https://www.hinfra.health.nsw.gov.au/projects/how-to-build-a-hospital
 

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