$70 million development under way
Construction of the new Mudgee Health Service is under way, which will deliver a brand new state-of-the-art hospital and community health services under the one roof.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant today turned the first sod at the site to mark the start of construction for the new $70.2 million facility.
Ms Berejiklian said the project was an important investment in the future health and wellbeing of the people in Mudgee and surrounding communities. Mr Grant said he was delighted to see the progress on the hospital project, which had involved a lot of local consultation.
“I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of the Western NSW Local Health District and Health Infrastructure, Mudgee hospital staff and the many other local groups and organisations who have worked on the planning for the new facility,” Mr Grant said.
“It’s been a great community effort and has received strong support from the people of Mudgee.”
The new hospital will offer a range of services including emergency care, general medical and surgery, maternity, ambulatory care, dental, renal dialysis and oncology. The new facility will be built in stages, on the existing hospital site, with all current services continuing to operate throughout the redevelopment.
Early works include site preparation, demolition of existing structures and construction of temporary accommodation for a range of health services. Main works construction will commence following planning approval.
Dubbo’s hospital’s major transformation
World-class health care for the people of Western NSW has reached another milestone with a sod turn for the final phase of construction of Dubbo Hospital’s redevelopment.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant were on hand to turn the first sod on the final stages of the $150 million redevelopment.
The start of works for the new three-storey clinical services building was followed by the unveiling of designs for the $35 million Western Cancer Centre, which will provide comprehensive cancer diagnostic and treatment services at the hospital.
Dubbo Hospital’s transformation has included the opening of a new clinical services building as part of Stages 1 and 2 in late 2015, and more recently, a new 34-bed surgical unit, which opened in March this year.
As part of the final stages, the redevelopment of Dubbo Hospital will include:
- A new emergency department and short stay unit
- A new medical imaging unit
- A new critical care floor comprising of:
- Coronary care/stroke unit
- Intensive care unit
- Cardiac catheter laboratory
- A new ambulatory care unit; and
- A new main entry, drop off zone and car parking; and
- A new and expanded renal unit will also be delivered as part of Stages 3 and 4
The new facilities at Dubbo Hospital would help attract and retain highly-skilled health professionals in Dubbo.
Construction of the Western Cancer Centre Dubbo will occur in parallel with Stage 4 and will include 16 chemotherapy spaces, a bunker for radiation treatment and a PET CT scanner for cancer diagnostics. The Federal Government committed $25 million towards the Western Cancer Centre.
Construction of Stage 4 is scheduled for completion in 2021. The NSW Government is investing more than $2.3 billion in capital works funding in the 2018 Budget to continue building and redeveloping hospitals.