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Tamworth Hospital dominates Parliament

Tamworth Hospital became a hot topic in the NSW Parliament following a motion moved by Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson.

Six members of Parliament rose to speak on the motion which recognised the outstanding achievement by the NSW Government to deliver a state of the art health facility for the Tamworth electorate.

“We need to remind the people of New South Wales how State Government are dedicated and focussed on delivering the very best health facilities right across this state, and in particular the Tamworth Electorate with the $211 million dollar redevelopment of the Tamworth Hospital” Mr Anderson said.

The Parliament heard state members provide congratulatory messages to the Member for Tamworth and the Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and more importantly messages of support and congratulations to the hard working staff and management at Tamworth Hospital who have continuously provided outstanding service to patients from all across the New England and North West.

The redevelopment has so far included the building of a new maternity ward, short stay unit, special care nursery, palliative care emergency department upgrade and corporate services. The next stage of work to be carried out will be a minor refurbishment of the Bruderlin building to house medical, surgical and orthopaedic wards, an ambulatory care centre, oral health unit and improved staff amenities.

Some fast facts that were revealed in relation to the construction was that the new hospital has around 845 tonnes of steel reinforcement which is equivalent to approximately 530 Holden Commodores and the development has so far used enough concrete to fill six Olympic swimming pools.

Construction on the hospital will continue ahead of the official opening by the Minister for Health later this year. 

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