External Wall Cladding Taskforce clears Gosford Hospital

Gosford Hospital Redevelopment - Photo: Satria Dyer-DarmawanGosford Hospital Redevelopment - Photo: Satria Dyer-Darmawan

Gosford Hospital has been given a clean bill of health under the inter-agency Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding Taskforce.

In response to questions from Coast Community News, Central Coast Local Health District CEO, Andrew Montague, said: “The new hospital tower is certified in accordance with all current applicable Building Codes and Legislation.

“The certification is supported by an independent Fire Engineering Report, which specifically addresses the type of cladding installed,” Montague said.

“The inter-agency Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding Taskforce was established in June, 2017, as part of the NSW Government’s ongoing work to address fire safety risks associated with external wall cladding,” he said. “In line with the taskforce objectives, Health Infrastructure, on behalf of NSW Health, assessed all health assets state-wide, including Gosford Hospital. “The assessment determined all but two sections in the Gosford Hospital campus were compliant with the new Building Code of Australia standards, and remediation work on those two sections is already complete.”

Source: Media statement, Dec 10 Lauren Nicholls, Central Coast Local Health District