Wollongong Hospital is under extraordinary pressure and Port Kembla Hospital hasn’t had a significant improvement in years.

More people than ever before are seeking treatment and care at Wollongong Hospital. 

I am committed to enhancing our health and hospital system by delivering:

  • Mandated and enforceable safe staffing levels, starting in the Emergency Department
  • Upgrades to Wollongong Hospital's rehabilitation inpatient ward and the addition of a rehabilitation gymnasium
  • Building a new Community Health Facility at Warrawong
  • Establishing a new ambulance station at Fairy Meadow
  • Developing a detailed plan for the redevelopment of Wollongong Hospital
  • Extending the opening hours of the Bulli Urgent Care Clinic to help take the pressure off Wollongong Hospital's Emergency Department
  • Building a new hospital in Shellharbour
  • Investment in new CT and MRI machines to help address wait times in Wollongong Hospital's Emergency Department
  • Improvements to the efficiency of planning of radiation treatments for cancer patients

These commitments are in addition to improvements to local health services that I have previously secured, including:

  • Upgrades to the birthing unit at Wollongong Hospital
  • Refurbishment of the "ghost ward" at Wollongong Hospital to increase bed capacity
  • The addition of cardio-thoracic surgery at Wollongong Hospital for the first time