Australia NSW Budget: Premier announces $632m funding boost for Campbelltown Hospital

14:40  18 june  2017
14:40  18 june  2017 Source:   ABC News

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Gladys Berejiklian promises Tuesday's state budget will contain more than 0 million for Campbelltown Hospital , with several other Sydney hospitals hoping for similar funding announcements .

Sydney's Campbelltown Hospital will receive a $ 632 million funding boost in the upcoming NSW budget . Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the funding boost on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday's budget .

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Campbelltown Hospital is set to receive $632 million dollars in Tuesday's budget for an upgrade that will focus on extra space for the emergency department, improved mental health facilities and expanded paediatric services.

"We know this is a growing community; the Macarthur region is bursting at the seams with population growth," Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

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Campbelltown Hospital to get $ 632 m . Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the funding boost on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday's budget . She said an additional million had been allocated to upgrading the hospital 's car park.

Campbelltown Hospital to recieve $ 632 m . Published: 5:53 pm, Saturday, 17 June 2017. Sydney's Campbelltown Hospital will receive a 2 million funding boost in the upcoming NSW budget .

Doctors at the hospital are witnessing that population growth first-hand; the emergency department has experienced a 6 per cent increase in demand per annum over recent years.

"I'm doing baby checks on babies from suburbs I've never even heard of," said paediatrician Andrew McDonald.

"I'm talking enormous demand, so this news is wonderful."

Several other Sydney hospitals will be hoping for similar funding announcements in Tuesday's budget, if not earlier.

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Sydney's Campbelltown Hospital will receive a $ 632 million funding boost in the upcoming NSW budget . Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the funding boost on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday's budget .

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The ABC understands Concord Hospital will receive hundreds of millions of dollars for an upgrade.

It made headlines last year when possums were found in the roof, a senior doctor spoke out about sewage leaking onto public walkways, and ceilings were collapsing.

Nepean Hospital has been promised $550 million dollars in this coming financial year, but doctors have said that will not go far enough.

Based at Penrith — another high-growth area — the hospital's senior staff argue they need at least $1 billion dollars for extra capacity.

Another hospital where doctors are pushing for more funds is Hornsby, in Sydney's north.

It has been promised $200 million, but that has been described as "undercooked", with an identified shortfall of $50 million.

"We have been investing record amounts in roads and rail projects across the state but this budget will focus on health and education," Ms Berejiklian said.

"Since we've been in government we've upgraded or built 50 new facilities across the state — 50 already."

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