Press release: New community health centre opens at Croydon in Sydney’s inner west
The largest purpose-built community health centre in NSW, providing an integrated range of services from early childhood to aged care, was officially opened today by the NSW Premier Bob Carr. Designed by leading Sydney-based architects Allen Jack+Cottier, the centre embodies the firm’s approach to creating health facilities to promote well being, provide respect and dignity, and integrate care as a part of a wider plan for living.
The $23 million Croydon centre is located on the site of the former Western Suburbs
Hospital. Developed from an agreement between CSAHS, Catholic Health Care and Bovis Lend Lease, represents an innovative partnership between the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
Set among peaceful landscaped gardens and using the latest in modern urban design, the Centre brings together new services. Some of these services were previously provided in several locations across the inner-west, in outmoded buildings that could no longer keep up with demand.