Patients at the two Sydney Children's hospitals will receive new beds as part of the $11.5 million fund for health and hospital reforms by the State and Federal Government to boost health services for children across New South Wales.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health, Carmel Tebbutt, recently stopped by at Children's Hospital in Westmead to formally announce 27 new hospital beds to be displaced in July this year.
Earlier this year, Premier Keneally and former Prime Minister Rudd signed a historic health reform agreement that would provide $1.2 billion fund to implement health and hospital reforms across NSW for four years.
In July, the Sydney Children's Hospital Networks in Randwick and Westmead will be prioritized by the Government as part to enhance the Child Health Services in NSW.
“The additional beds and resources for the Children’s Hospitals is great news for families across NSW including those in Western Sydney who benefit from the great clinical work that’s undertaken at the hospitals,” said Tanya Gadiel, a member of Parramatta.
Ms. Tebbutt said the new beds will improve the quality services for patience and lessen the pressure on Emergency Departments.
“The NSW Government recognises the growing demand for paediatric health services and improving the linkages between Sydney’s two excellent Children’s Hospitals will be better for patients and families across NSW,” Premier Tebbutt said.