The NSW Government has committed to an unprecedented investment in health infrastructure for Eastern Sydney to deliver state-of-the-art health and education facilities in Randwick.

The $720 million funding investment will deliver the first major upgrade of the Prince of Wales Hospital in 20 years.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard said Randwick would be a global centre of excellence and a showpiece of the record $7.7 billion investment in health infrastructure announced in the Budget.

“This redevelopment will make the area one of Australia’s leading centres for health and wellbeing, integrating health services with research, education and teaching to drive innovation, and be an economic powerhouse for Sydney,” Mr Perrottet said.

The Randwick Campus redevelopment is being led by the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Prince of Wales Hospital) in collaboration with the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women and UNSW.

The redevelopment will include a new emergency department, extra beds, new operating theatres, and expanded rehabilitation and ambulatory care facilities.

Mr Hazzard said about 60 per cent of the buildings on the current hospital campus were more than 30 years old.

“People in Sydney’s east and south east and the doctors, nurses and allied health staff who support them are already providing excellence in health care but now it’s time to provide excellence in the hospital infrastructure,” he said.

Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith said this would create jobs, attract investment, and deliver much needed improvements to these hospitals.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to redefine Prince of Wales Hospital and develop it into a world class centre for public healthcare, research and education, all with great transport infrastructure, guaranteeing this hospital a fantastic future,” he said.

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