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An official ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction on a new $54M private hospital being built by Matilda Health Care in a world-class medical hub adjacent to Nepean Hospital in Western Sydney. 

The new 90-bed sub-acute Matilda Nepean healthcare facility will offer specialist services in rehabilitation, medical, geriatrics, palliative care, mental health and wellness therapies within a purpose-built, boutique hotel-style setting. 

Health care services will be provided on both an inpatient and a day-patient basis.

Matilda Health Care CEO, Dr Harry Pannu, said sustained growth in the Nepean area was continuing to drive demand for increased local health services.

“Western Sydney’s population is one of the fastest growing across greater Sydney, so we need to provide the best possible care and health care options for people living in the region,” he said. 

“The number of residents in the 70-to-84-year age group is forecast to increase by 166 per cent by 2036, so it is important that the community has public and private health services working hand in hand to provide optimal care for the community.”

The hospital is expected to employ 250 people during the construction phase, and almost 300 people to run and staff the hospital once completed. 

Matilda Heath Care has signed a 30-year lease and major works agreement to develop and operate the hospital, which is being financed by Australian Unity’s Healthcare Property Trust.

The hospital is expected to be completed by November 2022 and open for patients from February 2023.