Mount Druitt Hospital

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Mount Druitt Hospital
Blacktown-Mount Druitt Health
Sydney West Area Health Service
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.

Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital[edit]

Both Mount Druitt Hospital and the nearby Blacktown Hospital operate as one health service, the Blacktown/Mount Druitt Health (BMDH). BMDH is a unit of the Western Sydney Local Health District.

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.[1]

In 2012, the NSW Government announced the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion Project Stage 1. On the Mount Druitt campus, projects include 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 with 10 additional sub-acute rehabilitation beds. The Mount Druitt projects will be complete in 2014.[2]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

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