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Artist impression of the completed project. Artist impression of the completed project. Featured
14 October 2018 Posted by 


Better medical services a step closer
THE expansion of medical services within the Nepean Health Care system in Sydney’s West and Blue Mountains is a step closer.

The official start of demolition and construction at the area’s newest state of the art facility, Somerset Specialist Centre has started.

A development consortium, led by Barwon Investment Partners and hospital operator DPA Health, were on site to celebrate the first sod turned recently. 
Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres MP, also attended the ground-breaking along with local community and health representatives, and project staff.
Minister Ayres said the new hospital will enable clinicians to provide oncology services (medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgery) in the Penrith Local Government Area.
“This new facility in the Nepean health and education precinct will complement the NSW Government’s $1B redevelopment of Nepean Hospital and provide the residents of Western Sydney with state-of-the-art health care services.”
“Doctors and specialists will have the opportunity to invest locally in private rooms to deliver patients augmented services close to home.”
Medical services
The centre will feature 6,300 sqm of space for healthcare service providers with 2,500 sqm still available.
The centre has onsite medical services including five theatres, 16 private hospital rooms, day treatment facilities, a radiation therapy linear accelerator and a broad range of diagnostic services.
Tom Patrick, Partner from Barwon Investment Partners, said the new facility will enable a high volume of surgery, that was previously redirected or delivered outside of the area, to be handled in Penrith.
“Thanks to this investment in increased capacity for Western Sydney, patients and doctors can now access and provide integrated medical care in their own community, under one roof. This project represents an excellent opportunity for our investors and we are delighted to be able to deploy capital in a manner that will benefit the wider communites of Penrith and Western Sydney.”
Jonathan Edelstein, Director of DPA Health, said rapid population growth has led to record demand on services in Western Sydney.
“We are in a position where cancer patients and specialist doctors are travelling to private facilities in northern, eastern and central Sydney for timely treatment. It is a situation that is not sustainable and an added strain for anyone dealing with the stress of a cancer diagnosis.”
With construction underway, the centre is expected to be completed by September 2019. 




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