Community info sessions at Bankstown Central

Communities in Sydney’s south west are being invited to learn more about the new Bankstown Hospital, with community information sessions taking place this week.

Information sessions will be taking place at Bankstown Central Shopping Centre outside Kmart on:
  • Friday 5 July 2024 from 10.00am – 2.00pm
  • Saturday 6 July 2024 from 10.00am – 2.00pm.
Members of the community are encouraged to drop in any time to meet the project team and ask about the new hospital.
The NSW Government has committed $1.3 billion for the New Bankstown Hospital to help
meet the future health needs of one of Sydney’s fastest growing regions.
Master planning is underway for the new hospital, which will be built on Chapel Road at Bankstown, located close to the city centre, public transport networks and the future Sydney Metro.
“We’re delivering health infrastructure for communities, across NSW, in particular focusing on parts
of the state that need it,” said Minister for Health Ryan Park.
“The new hospital will transform healthcare for the Bankstown and surrounding communities and is the first major investment in the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital since the hospitals merged in 1997.”

The Hon. Jihad Dib MP, Member for Bankstown said the new hospital is “a great outcome for the local community”.

“We want to make sure they have their say on delivering a new health facility that meets their needs,” Mr Dib said.
The community is also being invited to provide feedback via an online survey until 31 July 2024, which can be found here:
Kylie Wilkinson, Member for East Hills, encouraged community members to share their views.
“With planning and consultation underway, we encourage anyone who lives and works in the local area to attend an information session and share their views or complete the online survey,” Ms Wilkinson said.

“This feedback can help ensure that the hospital delivers what our community needs.”

The scope of the New Bankstown Hospital will be determined through the ongoing planning process, and is expected to include:
  • Emergency services
  • Intensive care
  • Surgery and interventional procedures
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Aged health
  • Mental health
  • Ambulatory care services.
The new hospital will integrate with the existing Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital site, which will remain as a health facility, to deliver contemporary healthcare and a better healthcare experience across a broad range of community and hospital-based services.
The site offers precinct opportunities for health, education, research partners, including TAFE NSW and universities, to meet the learning needs of the local community, improve educational outcomes and support the state’s priority skills need.
The project is being delivered by South Western Sydney Local Health District and Health Infrastructure. The scope of the project and indicative timing of the works will be finalised during planning and design of the new hospital.
Staff, stakeholders, and the community will be kept informed and consulted as the project progresses.
The New Bankstown Hospital is part of $3 billion investment in new and upgraded hospitals across greater Western Sydney.
This includes:
  • An additional $400 million to build the $700 million Rouse Hill Hospital
  • $550 million for Fairfield Hospital, in its first major redevelopment since it opened in 1989.
  • $120 million investment by the NSW Government to expand capacity at Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals
  • $350 million to expand Canterbury Hospital and upgrade existing infrastructure.
This feedback can help ensure that the hospital delivers what our community needs. Kylie Wilkinson, Member for East Hills