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NSW invests in $45M Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment

A $130 billion wage subsidy, called JobKeeper, will provide a flat payment of $1500 per fortnight for around six million workers through their employers to keep people in jobs.

The New South Wales Government will begin stage three of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment, a $45 million project located in the Upper Hunter.

Stage three of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment has been in planning since 2018 and will consolidated all acute clinical services into one building.

The redevelopment will also include a paediatric suite, two new operating rooms, a new central sterilising service, staff zones, eight additional staff overnight rooms, a refurbished inpatient unit, and a Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) outpatient unit into community health spaces.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the people of the Upper Hunter deserve state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities and services, especially when it comes to health.

“The improvements we are announcing today include a new 26 bed inpatient unit, with two palliative care beds, a four-bed maternity inpatient unit and two birthing suites to ensure the best care for local mums and bubs,” Barilaro said.

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“Construction on the new operating theatres will begin next year. This redevelopment will ensure we provide the most contemporary models of care across the board.”

Stage 1 of the Redevelopment was completed in 2015 which included a new Emergency Department. This stage cost $6.5 million, including a $2.5 million donation from BHP and $4 million from the Restart NSW – Resources for Regions program.

Stage 2 was completed in 2019 at a cost of $20.1 million to the NSW Government, and included new renal and chemotherapy services.

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