The NSW Government is putting regional communities front and centre with first class health care and facilities, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in Wagga Wagga today.
“I am pleased to announce we are bringing funding forward so that we can get the necessary demolition work done to really drive the Stage Three redevelopment of the Wagga Wagga rural referral hospital,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Today’s announcement means that we will see a continuous build on the site following the demolition of the hospital tower block and creation of a new forecourt and front entrance for the new hospital.”
The redevelopment is a $170 million election commitment from the Liberals and Nationals Government to the Wagga Wagga community.
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said he was delighted to welcome the Premier to what is the largest Health Infrastructure capital works project in regional NSW.
“Our commitment to build this hospital is absolute, and I welcome the Premier’s confirmation that we won’t stop until it is finished,” Mr Maguire said.
“The continuous build will allow continuity of the capital works team who have developed important knowledge about the project.”
The original hospital building is largely vacated with only a small number of services remaining, including some outpatient clinics and medical records.
These services will be relocated to demountable buildings already on site to create a ‘demountable village’ for the continuation of patient services.
The work will make the site safe for patients, visitors and staff and complete the current stage of works, the new Acute Services Building.
“I would like thank the doctors, nurses, and administrators at the hospital, as well as the community for their patience and understanding while we continue to build on this site,” Mr Maguire said.