Set to be complete by late 2018, the Northern Beaches Hospital will include 488 beds, 1400 car spaces, a helipad, a 50 space emergency department, 14 operating theatres, advanced intensive care and critical care units, and an inpatient mental health facility. Patients can also choose public or private services.
NSW Premier and Member for Manly Mike Baird said that internal roads and foundations were in place and in coming weeks the building would start to rise from the ground.
“During the peak of construction, 700 people will be employed on site so this project is good for the economy as well as ensuring the future health needs of our region,” Mr Baird said.
The NSW Government has partnered with private healthcare provider Healthscope to design, build, operate and maintain the hospital. Under a long-term contract with NSW Health, Healthscope will provide public patient services funded by the NSW Government, as well as private patient services.
The capital value of the project is around $1 billion, which includes $400 million in road upgrades.
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