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St John of God exits their care contract
THE NSW Government will assume responsibility for the provision of healthcare at Hawkesbury Hospital after St John of God Health Care advised it would not renew its contract to provide services at the facility.
As a result, services provided by SJHC will transition to Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD. It is expected the transition of Hawkesbury Hospital to the NSW Government will be completed by June 30, 2024.
The NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park says patients at the Hawkesbury District Health Service – known as the Hawkesbury Hospital – can rest assured they will continue to receive high quality, safe, and compassionate care.
The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will ensure the skill, knowledge and expertise of the hospital’s staff will be absorbed under the new arrangements with the NSW Government.
NSW Health will work with staff and their relevant unions to transition their employment from St John of God to the public health system.
The hospital will remain open throughout the entirety of the transition period.
This will include its 24-hour emergency department, operating theatres, community health services and outpatients’ clinics.
Public patient appointments and clinic hours will not be impacted.
NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park said: “NSW Health and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is well placed to continue to provide high quality healthcare to patients.
“I want to assure the community that the excellent care and services at Hawkesbury Hospital will remain unchanged.
“And I want to assure staff that NSW Health will engage closely and regularly with you throughout this period to provide for as smooth a transition as possible.
Blue Mountains Local Health District Chief Executive, Lee Gregory said: “We deliver world-class, innovative health care from our four hospital campuses and nine community health centres, providing 24-hour comprehensive care to over 380,000 residents across the Nepean, Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Hawkesbury region.
“NBMLHD is proud of our enduring and deep connection to the community and we look forward to continuing to build on our 150 years of health care service.”


Michael Walls
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