Board approves Wollongong Private Hospital expansion including new emergency department
Feb 14, 2023
The Ramsay Health Care Board has approved a $200 million expansion of Wollongong Private Hospital, including establishing a new emergency department, to help improve access to health care services in the region.
Wollongong Private Hospital CEO, Steven Rajcany, said the development would also include new inpatient beds and operating theatres to service the new emergency department.
“When the development is complete we’ll be able to offer local residents a 24 hour emergency department, more than 100 new private inpatient beds, on top of our existing 171 beds, four new state-of-the-art operating theatres and a second cardiac catheterisation labs,” Mr Rajcany said.
“We’ll also increase our capacity to help treat local cancer patients with six new oncology chairs and improved oncology radiation services.”
Mr Rajcany said the team behind the development were eager to start the two-year project as soon as possible.
“Once we receive DA approval, we can start within a matter of months. If we get the go ahead shortly, it can be completed in the first half of 2025.
“We look forward to being able to provide more leading health care services for the local community and alleviating some of the pressures on the public health system.”
Mr Rajcany said the multi-million dollar investment by hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care, showed the organisations commitment to the people of the Illawarra region.
“Ramsay Health Care is committed to investing in the facilities, technology and people needed to enhance patient experience and outcomes for the local community.”