Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today announced that the $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment will deliver a substantial expansion in health services to respond to the needs of the growing community.
The Wyong Hospital redevelopment comes on the back of the $348 million redevelopment of Gosford Hospital, the medical school ($20 million) and new hospital carpark ($35.5 million).
“After careful assessment of expressions of interest from operators, the NSW Government has decided on a Government-led approach for this significant upgrade,” Mr Hazzard said.
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch, MP said: “The Central Coast community is seeing the benefits of a Liberal-National Government that cares about delivering world-class health facilities.
“This $200 million redevelopment of Wyong Hospital brings the total investment in the future of health services for the Central Coast to $588 million.”
Upgraded facilities to cater for the growing Central Coast region will include:
- a new emergency department
- maternity care
- paediatric services
- new inpatient surgical beds
- ambulatory services
- mental health services
- additional car parking.
Mr Hazzard said this significant upgrade will go a long way in boosting clinical care for patients and relieving pressure on the emergency department.
Today’s announcement follows extensive consultation with staff at Wyong Hospital as well as the local community to determine the best way to deliver the upgrade.
“Work to prepare for the redevelopment has continued while options for models of delivery were considered, and we are moving full steam ahead to deliver for the community,” Mr Hazzard said.
“I’m also delighted to report that on-site activity will start this year, with the first stage to include extra car parking. This will ensure construction will commence as planned in 2018 and in line with the Government’s commitment.”
“I know first-hand from the conversations I’ve had with people in Wyong that they are excited to see a redeveloped hospital become a reality so we will get on with the job.”
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