Nepean Blue Mts, October 27, 2021 - Nepean Hospital has been buzzing following the first successful helicopter landing atop the new 14-storey clinical tower.
The new helipad will be a gateway to the world class services of Nepean Hospital, directly connecting to the new emergency department, critical care and neonatal intensive care services.
The day and night test landings, completed by NSW Ambulance, marks another important milestone in the construction of the $1 billion Nepean Redevelopment.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Chief Executive, Kay Hyman says the future of health is looking bright and the Redevelopment presents exciting opportunities for staff and the local community.
“The building has been a culmination of years of hard work and planning. The Hospital was designed by our community, consumers and staff and it will deliver the best patient experience there is to offer,” says Mrs Hyman.
“The state-of-the-art tower will help service our community now and as it grows. Our staff are more excited than ever to move in next year and begin delivering new models of care in innovative ways.”
The Stage 1 tower is one of the tallest hospital buildings in Australia and will include an expanded Emergency Department, 18 birthing suites, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, more than 16 operating theatres and more than 200 additional beds in contemporary and bright in-patient units.
Design and planning for Stage 2 is well underway and will continue to transform health services for our community. It will include a new intensive care unit, an in-centre renal dialysis unit, medical imaging and nuclear medicine services, staff education and training facilities and a new front of house.
Stage 2 construction will begin following the completion of the Stage 1 tower.