The NSW Government has marked a significant milestone in the $200m Wyong Hospital redevelopment with the start of construction of the new 500-space car park.
Minister for Health, Mr Brad Hazzard, together with Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, and Member of the Legislative Council, Mr Taylor Martin, attended a sod-turning event, marking the fi rst step towards the transformation of Wyong Hospital. “The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment for a fi first-class Wyong Hospital, which will future-proof health services for the growing region,” Mr Hazzard said. “This $200m redevelopment is part of the NSW Government’s total $600m investment in health services on the Central Coast.”
The single-level car park will replace the existing visitor car park, which will then become the location for the new hospital building. By 2026, the Wyong region’s population is expected to grow by 13.9 percent to 188,040, more than twice the rate of Gosford. The Wyong Hospital redevelopment will include new emergency department; new intensive care unit; new paediatric assessment unit; additional inpatient units; expanded surgical services including additional operating theatre capacity; and, increased maternity services. The car park is due for completion by the end of 2018, when main works will begin.
Source: Media release, Jan 29 Natasha Wallace, office of Brad Hazzard