The Southern Tablelands community will benefit with the official opening of Goulburn Hospital’s clinical services building.
The milestone is part of the $165 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service redevelopment.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the NSW Nationals in the state government are pushing ahead with a record $900 million investment in regional and rural health in 2021-22 to deliver new and upgraded infrastructure, enhanced services and more jobs across regional communities.
“We know how critical it is for communities like Goulburn to have the services they need. That’s why we’re bolstering our investment with an additional $500 million across regional communities to ensure they not only have access to great facilities, but a secure, stable workforce to deliver the quality of care our communities deserve.”
The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing more than $10.8 billion in health capital infrastructure, with a program of $3.2 billion in 2021-22.
This continued record investment will ensure the 29 new and upgraded hospitals and health facilities announced in 2019 will commence before March 2023.
The new four-storey clinical services building in Goulburn will feature:
- Main entry and hospital reception;
- Emergency department;
- Medical imaging department;
- Intensive care unit;
- Operating theatres, day surgery and recovery areas;
- Medical, surgical, paediatric, rehabilitation inpatient units with specific designated palliative care beds within the Medical IPU;
- Maternal and newborn unit, birthing suite and special care nursery, as well as paediatric and antenatal outpatient clinics.
The final works stage to complete the redevelopment of the hospital is expected to begin later this year.