The $70.7 million Mudgee Hospital Redevelopment has reached another “exciting milestone” with the commencement of concrete pours for the building slabs.

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders welcomed the next step in the construction, which was on track for completion in 2020.

“It’s fantastic to see this work underway and the new, purpose-built facility starting to take shape here in Mudgee,” Mr Saunders said. “This project will deliver an emergency department, a general medical and surgery unit offering a range of surgical procedures, and a maternity unit so mums can continue to have their babies here, close to home. There’ll also be a range of services for outpatients, renal dialysis, oncology and a dental clinic – all the services the people of Mudgee deserve now and into the future.”

After completion of the early stages, Hutchison Builders began work onsite in March 2019 to build a brand new, modern and integrated facility on the existing hospital campus.

The main excavation work has been completed, which has enabled the in-ground services to be installed, and footings and the foundation works to commence.

Over the coming months, structural works will continue, including a number of concrete pours for the building slabs.

The project team, including the Western NSW Local Health District and Health Infrastructure, has consulted with clinicians, community representatives and other stakeholders to ensure the hospital meets the health needs of the Mudgee and district community well into the future.

The project will deliver in the order of 275 jobs in construction and related industries and boost local employment opportunities through skills and Aboriginal employment programs.