Westmead Private Hospital milestone achieved with new $40m medical facility opening
Apr 27, 2022
Western Sydney residents can now benefit from improved medical facilities and services with the official opening of a $40 million facility at Westmead Private Hospital this week.
The state-of-the-art facility features two operating theatres, 13 consulting suites, 20 additional beds and the upgrade of two cardiac catheter laboratories.
The development represents the completion of stage three of a major expansion at Westmead Private Hospital.
Chief Executive Officer Mike Flatley said the project was an important piece of health infrastructure in Australia’s most significant health and education precinct.
“The opening of this new facility is an exciting milestone for the hospital, medical specialists, patients and the wider community,” Mr Flatley said.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide the latest equipment and technology for our doctors and medical specialists.
“Most importantly, we will be able to provide better facilities for our patients.”
With 13 new consulting suites, there will be more specialists on site, meaning patients won’t need to travel to multiple health precincts when planning their medical treatment.
“Patients will benefit from expanded services all on one convenient location,” Mr Flatley said.
“We know our patients want to be as comfortable as possible when recovering from surgery and our extra 20 beds are in single, private rooms to give patients the best possible experience in health care.
“These extra beds also allow us to broaden our scope of work at Westmead Private Hospital and increase theatre time.”
Mr Flatley said Westmead Private Hospital had an important role to play in working for and supporting the local community.
Stage three of the expansion is part of an investment by Ramsay Health Care to ensure Westmead Private Hospital helps meet the demands for health care services in Western Sydney today and well into the future.
Stage two of Westmead Private Hospital’s redevelopment featured the $25 million maternity wing upgrade and additional surgical beds. Planning for stage four is now underway.
Ramsay Health Care Chief Operations Officer – Hospitals, Greg Hall said the redevelopment of Westmead Private Hospital is further evidence of the company supporting Western Sydney, by investing in the community.
“Not only will patients and medical professionals benefit from the project, there are also opportunities for employment, education, research and training,” Mr Hall said.
“This massive expansion of infrastructure and services at the hospital reinforces the Westmead precinct as a centre of excellence in health services and medical research.”