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NSW Health Minister Ryan Park has rejected rumours that plans to build Rouse Hill Hospital have been shelved.

In a statement to the Hills to Hawkesbury Community Newspaper on Wednesday (9th August) he said: “Labor made an election commitment to build a new hospital at Rouse Hill and remains committed to delivering on this.”

He said there will be “more to say” about the Rouse Hill Hospital plans “soon”. A spokesperson from Health Infrastructure said the total budget for the hospital, being built on land at the corner of Commercial Road and Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, is $700 million.

“Western Sydney Local Health District has worked with a number of stakeholders to develop a Clinical Services Plan to reflect the future health needs of the community and plans for the development of a hospital of the future,” the statement said.

The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News ran a story earlier this year following the State election confirming Labor’s election promise to commit $700m to the new hospital and expand the scope to provide a 300-bed hospital which would also have:
• An Emergency Department including urgent care centre and emergency medicine
• Comprehensive maternity services and women’s health services
• Day surgery unit
• Adult and paediatric short stay unit
• Ambulatory and outpatients care including day chemotherapy and infusion, renal dialysis, mental health, and ante/post-natal care
• Comprehensive medical imaging services
• Prehabilitation and rehabilitation services

• The timeline for announcements about a hospital at Rouse Hill began in March 2015 when the then Premier Mike Baird said his Government would set aside $300 million to build a new hospital at Rouse Hill if re-elected.
• Money was allocated In the 2017/18 Budget to undertake the planning of Rouse Hill Health Service.
• In the 2018/2019 Budget the Government allocated $75 million for land acquisition for the new hospital.
• In March 2021 The Government confirmed a new site on the north-eastern side of Windsor Rd (cnr of Commercial Road) for the hospital.
• In November 2022 a Master plan for a $300million Rouse Hill Hospital was released.
• January 2023 the then Labor Opposition leader Chris Minns announced a $700 million commitment to the new Rouse Hill Hospital with an Emergency Department should it be re-elected.
• March 2023, weeks out from the State election, the then Health Minister Brad Hazzard turns the first sod
• April 2023. The newly elected Premier Chris Minns and Health Minister Ryan Park confirm the $700 million investment for the new Rouse Hill Hospital.
• The expected completion is late 2027 or early 2028.

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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