The Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion Project (BMDH Project) includes new building, refurbishment, infrastructure upgrades and service expansion to:
- Meet the growing health care needs of our community now and in the future
- Expand Mount Druitt Hospital and Blacktown Hospital to provide more services close to home
- Reduce the need to travel out of the area for treatment
- Transform Blacktown into a major teaching hospital for western Sydney.
Blacktown Hospital will expand to be a major teaching hospital for western Sydney, in a network of hospital services. Mount Druitt Hospital will be a centre of excellence for surgery, as well as continuing to provide high quality care to the local community.
To make sure we get it right, we’re including staff, patients, carers and the community in our planning and design. To date, we’ve had more than 14,000 interactions with staff, patients, carers, community members, consumer representatives, and local community members, organisations and businesses about our project.
The project also includes:
- An award-winning arts and cultural program
- Major digital hospital initiatives
- Contemporary new models of care.
MOUNT DRUITT HOSPITAL STAGE 1
Stage 1 projects 2012 – 2014:
- 8 new dental chairs in the expanded Dental Unit
- 10 new sub-acute rehabilitation beds in an expanded unit
- Expanded Emergency Department and new Urgent Care Centre
- Upgraded sterilising services and infrastructure for current and potential future expansion
- Medical Imaging new ultrasound room and equipment
- Refurbished & improved public parking area.
MOUNT DRUITT HOSPITAL STAGE 2
Mount Druitt will continue to grow in Stage 2, providing a centre of excellence for elective surgery in addition to existing hospital services.
Stage 2 projects 2016 – 2018:
- A new community dialysis centre designed in partnership with consumer and carers, in a welcoming low-rise standalone facility with dedicated parking; opened February 2018
- New MRI unit on level 2 which will provide a new non-invasive diagnostic service which is particularly important for our paediatric patients; opened September 2017
- New Recovery addition on level 2 including peri-operative support refurbishment and a digital operating theatre; opened July 2017.
- New single-storey Centre for Addiction Medicine (CAM) adjacent to the existing privately operated facility with consulting, counselling and support areas; opened September 2017
- Relocation of the existing pre-admission clinics to a new purpose-built facility (to allow for the expansion of the recovery ward); opened June 2017.
- Close to public transport
- Wheelchair accessible
- Hospitality outlets onsite
- Rehabilitation facilities