The $250 million redevelopment of Griffith Base Hospital is a step closer, with NSW Health Infrastructure lodging the State Significant Development application for the work.
The hospital will provide the Griffith area with:
- an expanded Emergency Department;
- a significant increase in aged care and rehabilitation beds;
- operating theatres, surgical, and medical inpatient units;
- maternity, medical imaging and paediatrics;
- expanded outpatient services with more specialist clinics, and
- renal and oncology services.
NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang welcomed the lodging of the application as bringing the project another step closer to delivering better health services for Griffith and the surrounding communities.
“The lodgement of the planning application represents over two years of detailed planning and extensive consultation with clinicians, operational staff, community members and local and state government agencies,” Mr Fang said.
“The new Griffith Base Hospital will deliver all key clinical services in a purpose designed building to support contemporary models of care.
“Construction of the new hospital will support job opportunities, as well as apprenticeships and increased economic activity to the region.”
The SSD application will be on public display with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for 28 days, giving the community the opportunity to review the design documentation and to make submissions on the proposal.