SITE FOR ROUSE HILL HOSPITAL UNVEILED
Written on the 1 February 2019 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly has unveiled the site of the eagerly anticipated new hospital to be built in Rouse Hill.
"I am very privileged to be part of the birth of a new hospital, to be located in the north-west region of Sydney. This is a very rare occasion, and where I stand at 768 Windsor Road Rouse Hill, is where Stage 1 of this new hospital will be built," said Mr Conolly.
Thousands of residents across north-west Sydney are closer to having world class health services on their doorstep with this site located at Rouse Hill.
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Castle Hill MP, Ray Williams, Baulkham Hills MP, David Elliott and Liberal candidate for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston were all on hand to share in the anticipated announcement and to inspect the site with their Liberal colleague Mr Conolly.
"We promised a new hospital in Rouse Hill and this site has been selected to ensure easy access for residents across north-west Sydney," said Minister Hazzard.
The site is strategically located on the corner of Windsor and Schofields Roads, and across the road from Rouse Hill Town Centre and the Rouse Hill Metro Station, ensuring both staff and the community will be able to access the hospital easily. As promised, the site has been announced during the current term of parliament, to allow construction to begin in the next term.
"Planning, early design works and community consultation will ensure we deliver what the community needs and deserves," Mr Hazzard said.
"For 16 years Labor promised to build hospitals but time after time, they proved their promises weren't worth the paper they were written on," Mr Hazzard said.
"Labor is insulting the intelligence of locals when they claim that their unfunded promise is the largest spend on health services in north-west Sydney because it ignores the fact the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government have already spent over $700 million redeveloping Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals and another $1 billion is being spent at each of Westmead and Nepean Hospitals, totalling $2.7 billion in the region.
The investment in the new Rouse Hill Hospital will add to the billions of dollars already funded for new health facilities in Sydney's west and north-west.
"Just as it took the Liberals & Nationals to deliver the North West Metro rail, it is only the Liberals & Nationals who can be trusted to deliver the Rouse Hill Hospital," said Mr Conolly.
"I am proud that this new hospital will be located in the electorate of Riverstone, at a location that will be convenient for those who need to access it."
Author: Kevin Conolly
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