Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke discussed the Temora Hospital redevelopment with Temora Shire Mayor Rick Firman
Residents in and around Temora are being encouraged to have their say on the design of the new Temora Hospital, after plans for the $80 million redevelopment were unveiled.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the release of the concept design marked an exciting step forward for the project, which has been in the planning phase since she announced the redevelopment on-site in 2021.
“This was one of the former government’s flagship regional health investments, and will be among the biggest ever infrastructure projects in Temora’s history,” Ms Cooke said.
“I’m encouraging everyone in the community to review the design, and provide feedback to Health Infrastructure to ensure it is fit-for-purpose, and meets the specific needs of our community.
“As I discussed with Temora Shire Mayor Rick Firman at the recent Cootamundra Summit, the new hospital is an investment that will be a game-changer in the delivery of health services in the region, and will ensure Temora has a hospital that will serve the local community for years to come.
“Not only will the new hospital deliver enhanced health services for residents in and around Temora, but it is my hope that the new state-of-the-art facility will also attract clinicians to work and live here, which would be a big win for the whole community.”
The new Temora Hospital will continue to provide emergency department services, as well as modern inpatient accommodation with beds available for medical, surgical, rehabilitation, palliative care, and maternity patients. Other facilities and services to be delivered include perioperative facilities for surgery and procedures, community and allied health, ambulatory clinics, and pathology. Medical imaging facilities will also be enhanced.
Community consultation sessions will be held:
- Thursday 15 February 2024 | Temora Council | 12:00pm – 2.00pm
- Friday 16 February 2024 | Outside Ariah Park Coffee Bar | 8.30am- 9.30am
- Friday 16 February 2024 | Temora Council | 11.30am – 12.30pm
- Monday 19 February 2024 | Online session (register via email) | 6.00 – 7.00 pm
Construction is expected to start next year.