New Nepean Hospital footprint cast
08 Oct 2019
Concrete steps have been taken in the construction of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment.
The first of eight sectional concrete pours that form the ground floor slab of the tower have occurred.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Chief Executive, Kay Hyman says the exciting milestone has been the culmination of years of hard work from our dedicated staff.
“It’s quite overwhelming standing here on the site knowing how much planning and consultation has occurred for this new hospital, it’s great to see it finally rise out of the ground.”
“The new 14-storey tower is the pinnacle of Stage 1 of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment. It will transform the future of health care for people living in our District,” says Mrs Hyman.
More than 300 concrete trucks will be used to pour the ground floor slab, assisted by a large tower crane that is capable of moving 10,000kgs of material.
The new hospital tower will include an expanded emergency department, 18 birthing suites, a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, over 12 digital operating theatres and 200+ beds.
Additionally Stage 1 includes a 600 space multi-storey car park, upgrades to community health services, a rooftop helipad and an interim expansion of services at Nepean Cancer Care Centre.
Planning is underway for Stage 2 of the redevelopment and construction will start in 2022 following the completion of Stage 1.