Mount Druitt Hospital

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Mount Druitt Hospital
Blacktown-Mount Druitt Health
Western Sydney Local Health District
Geography
Location Mount Druitt,, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°45′57″S 150°49′47″E / 33.7658°S 150.8297°E / -33.7658; 150.8297Coordinates: 33°45′57″S 150°49′47″E / 33.7658°S 150.8297°E / -33.7658; 150.8297
Organisation
Care system Public Medicare (AU)
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 200
History
Founded 1982
Links
Website <http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Blacktown-and-Mt-Druitt-Hospital>
Lists Hospitals in Australia

Mount Druitt Hospital is a 200-bed hospital in Sydney suburb of Mount Druitt, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in October 1982, and was designed by Lawrence Nield in 1980.

The hospital consists of 120 beds for general medical and surgical use, 62 beds for paediatrics, five intensive care beds (these were removed in 2005), and 13 day-only observation beds. The three commissioned operating theatres have eight beds for recovery.

Services[edit]

Aside from the wards of medical, surgical and pediatric patients, there are three commissioned operating theatres, an Accident and Emergency unit, and Medical Imaging facilities.

Mount Druitt Hospital's Palliative Care Unit was Australia's leading palliative care service in 2014. [1]

It is also considered the area's leading pediatric care facility with emergency and inpatient services for children.

Expansion[edit]

In 2006, the state member Richard Amery announced extensions totalling 10 beds spread throughout various units within the hospital. This included aged care rehabilitation and emergency care. A$2.1 million were allocated to the works however it was clearly identified that the extra facilities would not be opened until the required extra staff had been recruited.[2]

In 2012, the NSW Government announced the Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion Project Stage 1. At Mount Druitt Hospital, projects included an expanded Dental Unit with 8 additional dental chairs, a new Urgent Care Centre, main entry refurbishment, new ambulance bay, sterilising facility upgrade and expanded rehabilitation facilities. The Stage 1 Expansion projects were completed in 2014. [3]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mount Druitt Standard 4 June 2014
  2. ^ Laura Cencigh (2006-06-14). "Funding boost for Mt Druitt Hospital". Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  3. ^ www.bmdhproject.nsw.gov.au

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