New jobs and hospital beds in major Sutherland Shire development
Construction is about to start on a $12 million project to expand health care facilities and create job opportunities at Kareena Private Hospital in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
Patients will benefit from 38 new private rooms - including a new ward for those who are admitted to hospital – which includes both surgical and medical beds.
Steven Rajcany, CEO of Kareena Private Hospital, said it was important to create more single room accommodation in order to cater for the demands and expectations of patients and their families.
“We are pleased to be growing our surgical and medical services to further increase our capacity to care for the Sutherland community – as we have been doing for more than 50 years,” Mr Rajcany said.
“This additional accommodation, coupled with our six operating theatres, day surgery unit and intensive care unit – means patients can seek all aspects of their treatment needs without having to leave the Shire.”
“It’s also a win for the community in terms of local employment opportunities. Once complete, this project will create an additional 15 to 20 full-time nursing, administrative and support service jobs.
The new development builds on a $23 million dollar investment at the hospital in 2014, which was the site’s largest expansion to date.
Building works are expected to start in early November 2018 and will take approximately 12 months to complete.
Kareena Private Hospital caters for a full range of specialties, including cardiology, orthopaedics, general surgery, colorectal surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, general medicine, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, urology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, respiratory medicine and vascular surgery. Radiology and pathology services are also available on site.
The hospital is owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in Australia.