Full steam ahead on new Macksville Hospital
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey today announced that the planned $50m redevelopment of Macksville Hospital is gaining momentum as the clinical services plan has now been completed.
“This is an important milestone in the planning for the $50m redevelopment of Macksville Hospital” Mrs Pavey said.
“This follows extensive meetings with the clinical staff and other internal and external stakeholders”
The finalisation of the plan now opens the way for further community consultation and information sessions in the lead up to construction.
“I will be leading the community consultation process to ensure the residents of the Nambucca Valley are fully engaged and informed” Mrs Pavey said.
“We need to get these processes right, so when construction starts, the needs of the community are built into the design of the newly redeveloped hospital”
“We must also ensure that the wide-ranging requirements and capabilities of the Local Health District as a group are also included, as well as providing the world’s best practice community health and outreach services.”
“The Mid North Coast Local Health District continues to be transformed through the commitment of the Liberal/Nationals Government with more than $350m being spent and committed to create world class health facilities right across NSW.” Mrs Pavey said.
Visiting the hospital in September last year at the commencement of the plan, NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner assured staff and the community that construction will start in time for the hospital to be completed in 2019.