The NSW Government’s redevelopment of Wyong Hospital has reached a major milestone with the new building’s first concrete pour taking place.
It was the first of 23 slabs required for the $200M project, says Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch.
“This first concrete pour forms the foundation for level 2 of the new hospital building, which will be home to a new emergency department, short stay unit, medical imaging department and a psychiatric emergency care centre,” Crouch said.
“Construction first began in 2018 on the 250-space carpark, which is now in use, and work on the new hospital building itself has been underway for five months.
“Despite the challenges created by COVID-19, work is continuing to progress well and this project will continue to provide construction jobs for hundreds of people.”
The new hospital building will include a new and expanded emergency department, intensive care unit, medical imaging department, medical assessment unit as well as a new psychiatric emergency care centre, a new paediatric unit, and additional inpatient beds with future expansion space.
The refurbishment of the existing hospital building will include more operating theatre capacity, an expanded medical day unit and an expanded transit lounge.
Taylor Martin MLC said the new building would provide a significant increase in overall service capacity.
“We turned the first sod on the hospital building in October, 2019, and there has been significant progress since then,” he said.
“Building this health infrastructure for the Central Coast is an essential part of catering for the influx of new residents expected to make our region their home,” Martin said.
Source: Media release, May 5, 2020 – Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch