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Here’s to good health: Ingham expanding to Macarthur

This is the concept design for the $47.5 million world class medical education and research facility coming to Macarthur.

It will be built within the Campbelltown Hospital precinct and will be the Macarthur region home of Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.

“The Ingham’’ has been a highly productive research partnership operating in Liverpool between Western Sydney University, South Western Sydney Local Health District and UNSW Sydney for more than a decade.

In Macarthur it will also be known as the Lang Walker AO Medical Research Building.

When it opens in 2023 it will enable local researchers to address the region’s unique health challenges and improve health outcomes for the people of South Western Sydney.

The facility will bring together world leading researchers and clinicians across discipline.

It will promote greater scientific, clinical and industry collaboration that can deliver cutting-edge diagnostics and innovative healthcare programs, treatments, and therapies, and strengthen patient care. 

The research will have a particular focus on health challenges such as mental illness, diabetes, healthcare of Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, paediatrics and addiction medicine.

Early intervention, prevention and community-based care will also be key, helping to tackle the region’s higher rates of chronic illness and disease that often require more complex health care and increased demand for support services.

Terry Goldacre, long time chairman of the Ingham, welcomed the expansion to Macarthur.

“We’re proud to be a partner on this important next chapter as the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research expands our medical research across South Western Sydney,’’ Mr Goldacre said.

“Macarthur will be another centre of excellence, adding to Ingham Institute – Liverpool, and growing our research and commercialisation capabilities.’’

Walker Corporation executive chairman Lang Walker says he’s proud the Walker Group is donating more than $20 million for the facility to help advance medical research in the Macarthur region and beyond.

“Together we will deliver on our ambitious vision of a dynamic hub for medical education and research to transform Campbelltown Hospital into an internationally recognised research precinct to foster greater scientific, clinical and industry collaborations,” Mr Walker said. 

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