"MORE work will go through Mount Druitt Hospital than ever before."
Those were of words of general manager Andrew Newton to Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Londonderry MP Bart Bassett during a tour of redevelopment.
The new hospital entrance is open.
The upgraded sterilisation unit, designed to cope with the future growth of surgery, will be completed in the next fortnight,
Eight staff will be rostered on weekdays, 6am-8pm.
"This part of the hospital makes the organisation," Mr Newton said.
Sterilisation site co-ordinator Tracey Worthington said better equipment would reduce manual handling for staff.
She said the retreat room will be well used.
"We'll be adding staff if the operating theatres increase their capacity," she said.
The group had a look at progress of the new dental unit.
It will double in capacity when it reopens early next year.
"This alone will make a tremendous difference for Mount Druitt," Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital medical executive director Professor Peter Zelas said.
"There are huge waiting lists because people don't have access to public dental care."
The rehabilitation ward has 10 more beds for sub-acute patients.
Ms Skinner said the Mount Druitt upgrade was long overdue.
"It's signalling that the hospital has a special place in this community," she said.
"This project will align services and not have empty wards.
"It will meet the needs of patients in this area.
"I take my hat off to everyone involved in a seamless transition."
She won't interfere with plans to move the cardiac ward to Blacktown.
"I've been assured by the clinicians that it's about providing the highest quality of care for the patients," Ms Skinner said.