Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP has inspected the newly completed work on the $260.25 million Stage 3 redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital this week.
“The NSW Government is pleased to inform the community that we are getting on with the job of redeveloping the hospital and the redevelopment remains on schedule”, Mr George said.
“It is excellent to be here today to see the first part of the front entry works – providing a brand new entry to the hospital, easily accessible by members of the community and health care staff.
“Health Infrastructure have advised me that Stage 3 works will be progressively delivered over the next few months, up until mid-2016”, Mr George said.
Stage 3 of the redevelopment includes a new emergency department, new emergency medical unit, emergency care fast track facilities, expanded medical imaging capacity, and new ambulance bay and drop off. It also includes a new renal dialysis unit and expansion space for the next stage of the redevelopment.
“Work will also continue throughout 2016 on further stages of the redevelopment. This stage will involve additional stories being added to the southern tower, providing space for peri-operative, in-patient women’s care and paediatric services”, Mr George said.
“A second tower, to the north of the new tower, will allow for the expansion of operating theatres, medical imaging and support areas.
“The excellent progress being made on redeveloping Lismore Base Hospital, providing improved and expanded services, demonstrates the NSW Government’s strong commitment to delivering high quality healthcare to the people of Lismore and northern NSW”, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said.
“I commend the staff at the hospital and the construction project team, for forging ahead to get this project completed on time and on budget”.
“I look forward to seeing further progress at the site as more of the key milestones are achieved in 2016”, Minister Skinner said.