Delivering world-class healthcare and hospitals

  • A record investment of $4.5 billion in the NSW Health workforce to ease pressure on existing health workers and support the delivery of quality health care by recruiting 10,148 full-time equivalent staff to hospitals and health services across the State.

  • $1.8 billion to enable NSW Ambulance to recruit 2,128 staff and open 30 new ambulance stations. The first eight stations will be at Warilla, Kincumber, Lisarow, Gateshead, Swansea, Cherrybrook, Raby and Narellan in the coming year, with 22 more stations over the following three years.

  • $776.7 million for Health Service resilience programs.

  • $743.4 million over five years to enhance end-of-life and palliative care services. The increased investment will support the employment of an extra 600 nurses, allied health professionals, doctors and support staff.

  • $460.0 million for the Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead.

  • $94.5 million to provide in-house Secondary Triage and Alternative Referral Services within a new Ambulance Virtual Clinical Coordination Centre.

  • $13.5 million to expand the Statewide Community and Court Liaison Service to an additional 36 local courts, providing people with serious mental illness charged with low-level offences access to necessary treatment and care from Local Health District Mental Health Services as an alternative to custody.

Other frontline services

  • $568.7 million capital expenditure and $17.0 million in-principle funding for recurrent expenses to replace end-of-life Opal ticketing systems with a flexible, modular and future-ready system across Greater Sydney and outer-metropolitan and regional areas.

  • $95.9 million for 550 additional police. These will join the 950 police recently recruited as part of the NSW Government's commitment to deliver 1,500 new police to enhance the State's crime-fighting capability and keep the community safe.

  • $21.0 million for Fire and Rescue NSW to enhance workplace safety and increase women's participation in the Fire and Rescue workforce.

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