Health district holding community consultation events on paediatric services

The fate of future paediatric services at Campbelltown Hospital has been a major talking point in the Macarthur community over the past couple of months.

Now, residents are invited to share their views on the hospital’s planned paediatric ward upgrades at several community consultation events.

Interested locals can attend a hospital ‘drop-in information stall’ at the Fresh Cafe on September 6 from 11am-2pm or register for a consumer focus group.

Focus groups will be held on September 5 from 2.30pm-4pm and September 6 from 2pm-3.30pm.

Space in the focus groups is extremely limited, so residents are encouraged to register as soon as possible by emailing their interest to SWSLHD-CampbelltownHospitalRedevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au.

Hospital management are currently finalising schematic designs and erecting fencing to begin work on new car parks as part of a multimillion redevelopment of the precinct.

Macarthur MP Dr Michael Freelander, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren and Campbelltown Council have all spoken publicly about their desire to see a paediatric intensive care unit included in the redevelopment plans.

The hospital already intends to significantly increase the paediatric services available as part of the redevelopment.

Additional close observation beds are planned instead of an intensive care unit.