REBUILDING NSW: PREMIER VISITS LISMORE HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT
NSW Premier Mike Baird today inspected progress on the $80 million Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment which will provide a major boost to health services for the region.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is getting on with the job of redeveloping hospitals right across NSW – including here at Lismore,” said Mr Baird, who was joined today by Lismore MP Thomas George.
“This vital redevelopment at Lismore will significantly boost health services in the region and ensure patients and clinicians have access to state-of-the-art hospital facilities.
“Work at the site is progressing at a rapid rate which is fantastic news for the local community.
“Labor neglected our health system for 16 years and it failed to deliver important projects such as this upgrade at Lismore Base Hospital.
“I pay tribute to Thomas George who strongly advocated for this project which will transform the way health services are delivered in the Lismore region for decades to come.”
Major work on the hospital began in June 2014, with significant progress being made on the foundation works for the new building.
The bulk excavation for level 3 and 4 of the multi-storey building is complete, with work continuing on the link bridge to the existing hospital.
The coming weeks will see the floor slabs beginning to come out of the ground and finalisation of the installation of the in-ground services.
The multi-storey development will include:
- A new and significantly expanded Emergency Department with 31 treatment spaces
- Emergency Medical Unit (EMU) with 12 treatment spaces
- Emergency Care Fast Track with six treatment spaces
- Expanded Medical Imaging capacity
- A new ambulance drop-off area and bay
- A new renal dialysis unit with 18 treatment spaces
- Additional Peritoneal Dialysis Training with three spaces
- Future expansion space for the next phase of the redevelopment
- Refurbished spaces will accommodate an expanded community health unit consisting of purposed designed consultation and interview rooms
Mr George said the redeveloped hospital will ensure the local community has access to a state-of-the-art hospital.
“The redevelopment will provide improved access to and equity in the delivery of a wider range of services, and additional capacity to respond to the rapid growth in demand and the needs of the local community,” Mr George said.
The Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is a jointly funded project, with $60 million from the Australian Government’s Health and Hospitals Fund, in conjunction with a commitment of $20 million from the NSW Government.
The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2016.