The NSW and federal governments have committed A$608 million (US$431 million) to build Australia’s first comprehensive children’s cancer centre and to expand Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick.
A funding commitment of A$428 million from the NSW Liberals and Nationals government, A$100 million from the Commonwealth government, A$30 million from the University of New South Wales, A$25 million from Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and A$25 million from the Children’s Cancer Institute are contributing to the establishment of the comprehensive children’s cancer centre and redevelopment of the hospital.
“The comprehensive children’s cancer centre brings clinical care, research and teaching together in the one place. Importantly, that means better outcomes for kids and for NSW it cements our position as a world leader in care for children with cancer,” said NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.
The investment in both the CCCC and the redevelopment of the Children’s Hospital is projected to create more than 6,080 direct and indirect jobs.
The project will be built over two levels. On the ground floor will be a new emergency department as well as new short stay units while above it will be the comprehensive children’s cancer centre.