The $200M Wyong Hospital redevelopment has taken a major step forward with a sod turning ceremony to mark the start of construction in October.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Natasha MaclarenJones MLC, turned the first sod on the site of the new six-storey building and released fly through vision to give the community a sneak peak at the completed project.
The appointment of Richard Crookes Construction as the main works contractor was also announced. It is a private, family owned construction company that has been building for both government and private clients since 1976.
The new hospital will include a new emergency department, operating theatre and medical imaging department, more inpatient beds and intensive care services, enhanced paediatric services and additional 114 parking spaces.
“True to our word, the NSW Government is improving and expanding health services on the Central Coast to provide the community with access to world class healthcare close to home, ” Maclaren-Jones said.
“Our government has invested well over half a billion dollars into public healthcare on the Central Coast in the past five years, ensuring that the region’s health services can meet the challenges of a growing, ageing and diverse community. ” Terrigal MP, Adam Crouch, said this investment supported the transformation of the Coast into a precinct for health, research, innovation and education which would provide jobs and economic growth.
The Wyong Hospital redevelopment is part of a network of health services that the NSW Government is delivering to the Central Coast community. This includes the soon-to-be-completed $348M redevelopment of Gosford Hospital, the new Hamlyn Terrace and Toukley Ambulance stations, as well as $20M towards the development of the Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute. Wyong Hospital redevelopment is scheduled to be completed in early 2022.
Source: Media release, Oct 11 MLC Natasha MaclarenJones