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Member for Dubbo electorate Troy Grant said staff at Dubbo Hospital have been given a sneak peek inside new inpatient rooms, which form part of the now $240 million Dubbo Hospital Stages 1 and 2 redevelopment.

Mr Grant said a prototype room has been set up to allow Dubbo Hospital staff to familiarise themselves with the new inpatient facilities prior to redevelopment’s completion.

“The major redevelopment of Dubbo Hospital is a mammoth project and while we’ve all seen the new hospital grow from the ground, staff now have the opportunity to see what their new workplace will look like inside,” Mr Grant said.

“The prototype rooms give staff a taste of where patients will be cared for and feedback will be sought from doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and others about the room’s set-up.

“Feedback provided by staff during the tour will enable the project team to make any necessary adjustments before completing the remaining inpatients rooms.”

Mr Grant said construction is currently underway on:

  • the installation of vinyl flooring and joinery in the new maternity department;
  • the installation of fixtures and fittings to Theatres 1 and 2; and
  • the installation of major medical equipment deliveries for the Central Sterilising Department.

The Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stages 1 and 2 will provide the highest priority services through a combination of the new clinical services building and the refurbishment of existing facilities. Stages 1 and 2 will include:

  • six new operating theatres;
  • day-only and extended day-only ward for surgical services;
  • inpatient ward, birthing suite and special care nursery for maternity services;
  • clinical sterilisation department/ specialised sterilising department;
  • refurbished renal department;
  • refurbished main entry and infrastructure upgrades; and
  • a new car park (completed).

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are committed to delivering this project and working with staff to ensure the new Dubbo Hospital is world-class,” Mr Grant said.

Construction of the acute services building is scheduled for completion in late 2015, with renal services refurbishment works to follow.

In January 2015, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner and NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant MP committed $150 million to deliver Stages 3 and 4 of the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment.

For all the latest information about the redevelopment visit the project website

www.dubbohospitalredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au

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