Construction crews have reached a new milestone on the $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment, with the six-storey clinical services building reaching its highest point.
The new clinical services building will include a new emergency department, a new intensive care unit, a new psychiatric emergency care centre, a new ambulatory paediatric unit, an expanded medical imaging department, a 28-bed medical assessment unit, and additional 60 inpatient beds with future expansion space.
Redevelopment works will also see the refurbishment of the existing hospital to provide more operating theatre capacity, an expanded medical day unit and an expanded transit lounge.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment would provide first-class healthcare services to the Central Coast.
“The $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment will not only significantly increase health service capacity for the local community, it is also boosting employment for the region,” Berejiklian said.
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“This redevelopment has created more than 800 construction jobs, with more than 650 of these workers living locally.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the redeveloped hospital would have 60 additional inpatient beds.
“The NSW Government is continuing to invest in public hospitals across the state, with more than 30% of the almost $2.7 billion allocated for health capital works in 2019-2020 going to regional and rural areas,” Hazzard said.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said between 2016 and 2041 an additional 95,250 people are expected to call the Central Coast home.
“This $200 million transformation of Wyong Hospital will cater for our community’s health care needs now and into the future. It builds on the hundreds of millions of dollars the NSW Government is investing in roads, schools and community infrastructure across the coast,” Crouch said.