The new building comprises in-centre renal dialysis unit, more in-patient units, medical imaging and nuclear medicine services, an intensive care unit, and a welcoming front-of-house for the hospital.
It is said to be the second stage of the $667m (A$1bn) expansion and upgrade project of Nepean Hospital.
The redevelopment team is currenting working on the second stage enabling works that include repurposing some of the existing infrastructure, relocating some services, and providing an expanded pathology service on the ground floor of Building E.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly Penrith member Stuart Ayres said: “In addition to a second state-of-the-art clinical services building we’re delivering a community health centre in Soper Place, right in the heart of Penrith, where locals can easily access integrated health care and mental health services for families and young people at home and in the community.”
The first stage of the redevelopment project involved construction of a new clinical building which opened this year.
It includes 16 operating theatres and more than 200 beds, 18 birthing suites, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, in contemporary and bright in-patient units, and an emergency department.
The first stage tower also offers coronary care services and has an additional inpatient unit floor, that were fast-tracked from the second stage funding.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly Mulgoa member Tanya Davies said: “The next stage of this major redevelopment builds on the enhanced services and health facilities now available in the hospital’s new clinical tower to provide our region with more high-quality healthcare, making it an even more appealing place to work and live.”