With a massive pour of 120 cubic metres of concrete, enough to fill 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools, the Macarthur community came another step closer to having their new clinical services building delivered as part of Campbelltown Hospital’s stage 2 redevelopment.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said the commencement of the ground floor slab for the new 12-storey clinical services building was welcomed by the project team and hospital staff.

“The concrete pour for the ground floor of the new building is a key stage in the delivery of the project,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“This floor will eventually house the new emergency department that will include increased treatment spaces and additional emergency short stay unit beds, helping the hospital respond to the increasing demand for emergency care.

The initial concrete pour creating a 700 square metre section of slab, marked the first stage of what will be a total ground floor slab of 6335 square metres.

“This project milestone sees it well on the way to delivering more clinical services and medical specialities, providing the local community with access to a broad range of healthcare close to home,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“The redevelopment will provide a welcome boost to the hospitals services, with an expanded emergency department, state-of-the-art operating theatres and intensive care unit to care for some of our community’s most vulnerable.”

The new clinical services building will also support expanded and centrally located mental health units, upgraded maternity and paediatric services and enhanced diagnostic services, including more medical imaging equipment.

Other works will include a new hospital entry, improved pedestrian links to existing hospital buildings, new internal link roads and landscaping.