LISMORE HOSPITAL’S NORTH TOWER ‘TOPS OUT’
Member for Lismore, Thomas George and the Northern NSW Local Health District have marked a high point in the construction of the Lismore Base Hospital North Tower project with a traditional topping out ceremony.
Mr George unveiled a small shrub and signed his name on the rooftop slab following the completion of the final level of the eight-level building.
Mr George said it had been exciting to witness the North Tower take shape over the past seven months.
“I want to commend the work of both the construction company John Holland and NSW Health Infrastructure for getting the project to this point, less than a year after the start of construction,” he said.
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 $232.5 million third stage of the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment would enable the facility to meet the needs of the community into the future. “The Lismore Base Hospital services our entire region. The new and upgraded facilities will make sure the health district can continue to cater for the Northern Rivers diverse and changing population for decades to come.”
“The redevelopment is proof the Nationals in Government are committed to delivering world class health services to regional NSW,” he said. 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.
Once the North Tower is finished in 2020, refurbishment works will commence on the existing hospital and will include new education, training, and research facilities as well as the consolidation of community health and ambulatory care services.
PHOTO: Wayne Jones – Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir - Director, Clinical Operations NNSWLHD, Thomas George MP, Member for Lismore, Pat Greer, NNSWLHD Board Member – Austin Curtin, Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Ian Hatton – General Manager NNSWLHD, Kerrie Ann - NNSWLHD