CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON LISMORE HOSPITAL’S NORTH TOWER
Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, today inspected progress on Stage 3 of the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project.
Mr George toured the Little Uralba Street construction site to view construction of the North Tower: the final stage of the NSW Government’s election commitment to upgrade hospital facilities for Lismore and the surrounding townships.
The North Tower Project began as a $180 million commitment by the NSW Government to a four level building. In June 2017, the Government announced $52.5 million to construct an additional four levels, bringing the building to eight levels.
Mr George said the redeveloped hospital will ensure the community has access to a state-of-the-art hospital.
“This project will improve access, capacity and deliver a wider range of services to respond to the rapid growth in demand and the needs of the local community,” Mr George said. “Just last month we opened the new South Tower, which includes a new theatre suite, paediatrics and women’s care facilities. This is wonderful news for Lismore and the surrounding community.”
When complete, the North Tower will include:
- new inpatient wards, including one medical and one surgical ward;
- a new intensive care unit and high dependency unit;
- new pharmacy;
- new imaging/radiology unit;
- new peri-operative unit;
- hospital administration facilities;
- additional plant facilities.
The North Tower is expected to be completed in 2020.
PHOTO: THOMAS GEORGE – MEMBER FOR LISMORE, LYNNE WEIR – DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS NORTH COAST LOCAL AREA HEALTH, NARELLE GLEESON – ACTING GENERAL MANAGER LISMORE BASE HOSPITAL