Wednesday, 27 June 2018 13:05

$740 million transformation of Liverpool Hospital

Aerial view of Liverpool Hospital Aerial view of Liverpool Hospital Liverpool City Council

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the NSW Government’s $740 million commitment to transform Liverpool Hospital into the largest standalone facility in Australia by 2026.

“This will make Liverpool Hospital a world-leading health and academic precinct and a truly great hospital for a growing population,” Mayor Waller said of the announcement in the NSW Budget on Tuesday.

“We are very happy our growing community will be assured of access to the best medical services in Australia.

“But the benefits to Liverpool go much further than this. The new hospital has the potential to double the number of local jobs in health and education to 30,000 by 2026.

“Liverpool is being transformed – literally, every week, you can see the changes.

“Days ago Western Sydney University (WSU) opened its wonderful new campus – only 500 metres from the Hospital.

“We now have three major universities deeply embedded in our city and working very closely with the hospital.

“An upgraded Liverpool Hospital will be the anchor for the Liverpool Innovation Precinct (LIP) – a teaming up of major health and educational institutions with business groups and Liverpool City Council.”

The LIP includes WSU, University of NSW, University of Wollongong, Sydney Southwest Private Hospital and Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research.

This new investment in the hospital – one of Australia’s first, which began in tents in the 1790s – will attract international attention.

“We have been speaking with major national and international companies who want to invest in the Innovation Precinct,” Mayor Waller said.

“We have such a wonderful situation here in Liverpool where we have world-class health and education facilities within a short walk of each other. Of course, all this sits in the city which will be home to the new airport by 2026.

“This announcement reflects the hard work of South West Sydney Local Health District CEO Amanda Larkin.”

In 2017 Council commissioned a report from PwC offering a road map for collaboration and growing the sector.

The report was called Reimagining… the Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct and it sets out an ambitious vision for a collaborative and innovative sector taking advantage of the latest technology to drive progress and produce better health and educational outcomes for the whole of South West Sydney.

The PwC report was commissioned by the following Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct Committee members:

Liverpool City Council

South Western Sydney Local Health District

Liverpool Public Hospital

South West Sydney Primary Health Network

Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research

Sydney Business Chamber

NSW Health Infrastructure

TAFE NSW

University of Wollongong

University of New South Wales

Western Sydney University

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