The $194 million Coffs Harbour Hospital redevelopment will deliver new and expanded health facilities thanks to the Nationals in Government.
NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh joined Health Minister Brad Hazzard to inspect progress on the new four-storey Clinical Services Building, which will include a new, larger emergency department and more theatres.
Mr Singh said the value of the hospital expansion to the local community extends beyond healthcare.
“The redevelopment of Coffs Harbour Hospital will provide a positive flow-on effect across our entire community, including boosting local businesses,” Mr Singh said.
Construction of the new Clinical Services Building is scheduled to be completed in late 2020, followed by the refurbishment of some existing areas by late 2021.
The Coffs Harbour Hospital redevelopment will be complete in late 2021 delivering:
- a larger emergency department
- enhancements to existing surgical and operating theatres
- additional new operating theatres
- a new short stay surgical unit
- an expansion of ambulatory care and community health services
- increased capacity for chemotherapy and renal dialysis
- research and education facilities
Mr Hazzard said the NSW Government had committed $10.1 billion over the next four years to build and upgrade hospitals and health facilities across the State, with more than two-thirds of those in regional areas.
“This significant $194 million redevelopment of Coffs Harbour Hospital will deliver state-of-the-art health facilities to ensure the growing Mid North Coast communities continue to receive the very best health care well into the future,” he said.
The Nationals in Government are investing in several key health projects on the Mid North Coast, including the $73 million new Macksville Hospital, the $17.5 million expansion of Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s mental health unit and a new HealthOne facility at Bowraville and refurbishment of two health services at Nambucca Heads and Camden Haven under the State’s $100 million HealthOne program.