Hospital boom creates more jobs in NSW

Posted by Design & Construct on 15-Feb-2016 20:36:14

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$1 billion invested

The NSW government has invested $1 billion on the Northern Beaches Hospital and surrounding roads and crossings. The Hospital will offer public and private treatment and will include 488 beds, 1400 car spaces and a helipad. The build will also include a 50 space emergency department with 14 operating theatres and advanced critical care units.

NSW Premier and Member for Manly, Mike Baird, said that internal roads and foundations were in place and in the 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,” said Mr Baird.

Road works are planned for completion in conjunction the hospital opening in 2018 and will provide improved access through the area. The Northern Beaches Hospital project is just one of the many developments happening in New South Wales and which will provide job opportunities across the construction, engineering and architecture industries.

The following hospitals are also being redeveloped or built and are nearing completion:

Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital

Valued at $312 million, the hospital will deliver high priority clinical services. The NSW Government has announced $400 million towards Stage 2.

Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital

The $282.1 million  Hospital  will provide first class facilities and allow the hospital to cater to its community's future needs. In February 2015, the NSW Government announced $170 million to deliver Stage 3.

Westmead Hospital

In February 2015, the NSW Government announced $900 million towards the project. This includes $750 million for Stage 1; $72 million for the car park and $95 million for The Children's Hospital.

St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital

The $307 million redevelopment will increase patient capacity, whilst adding new operating theatres and intensive care units. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.

The $62.9 million Sutherland Hospital redevelopment will provide further expansion and an emergency department.

South East Regional Hospital

The $187 million  Hospital will provide will increase patient capacity by expanding emergency departments and operating theatres. Construction is scheduled for completion in early 2016.

Byron Central Hospital

Works are underway on the new $88 million development which will provide a host of medical services including an expanded emergency department and operating theatres. Construction is scheduled for completion by early 2016.

New Maitland Hospital

The NSW Government has committed $20 million to the new refurbishment at Metford. This includes undertaking an extension to the Kurri Kurri Hospital rehabilitation unit.

Campbelltown Hospital

The $133 million redevelopment will help meet the future demands of the Macarthur region, one of the fastest growing areas of NSW. Stage 1 includes construction of a new Acute Services Building and Planning is underway for Stage 2.

Gosford Hospital

Early works are underway on the $368 million upgrade, enabling the provision of a new emergency department, intensive care and high dependency unit.

Tamworth Hospital

The $211 million investment will provide increased capacity and improved clinical services. Refurbishment works are scheduled for completion in mid 2016.

Dubbo Hospital

The $91.3 million Stage 1 and 2 redevelopment was completed in early 2015 and at the same time the  NSW Government also announced $150 million to deliver Stages 3 and 4 of the redevelopment.

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