Masterplan for hospital closer

THE new $1.3 billion Bankstown Hospital is a step closer with the master plan underway.

Community involvement in the planning will be high on the agenda, with the master plan to outline the vision for the TAFE site including an ongoing TAFE NSW presence and also identify the location of key aspects of the hospital, including clinical services, parking and future expansion zones.
Health Minister Ryan Park said the plans would outline a vision for a world class health care facility which made the most of its location.
“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,” he said.
State MP for Bankstown, Jihad Dib, said the new hospital would 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”.
Dr Matt Smith, Emergency Department Director, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, said he was excited master planning was 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,” he said.
Mr Park also announced that planning for the $350 million Canterbury Hospital redevelopment to expand the facility and deliver upgrades to existing infrastructure, had begun.