The new $73 million Macksville District Hospital has been officially opened by the NSW Nationals in Government.

NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the opening celebrated a commitment to building another state-of-the-art development in the Oxley region.

“This state-of-the-art facility will enhance and improve patient and ambulatory care, as well as provide a more seamless process for outpatient treatments,” Mrs Pavey said.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, our Community Advisory Group and our Aboriginal Reference Group – your input at every stage of this project has helped ensure and shape this wonderful new health facility.”

Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said health infrastructure projects not only supported the health and wellbeing of local communities, but also delivered direct and indirect jobs in health, construction and related industries.

“Investment in health in our regional towns is vital,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The value of hospitals to their communities extends far beyond healthcare. Development’s such as this at Macksville can provide a positive flow on effect within regional communities and provide uplifts in social and business activity.”

Macksville’s new $73 million hospital was built on a ‘greenfield’ site, three kilometres north of the Macksville town centre, approximately mid-way between Macksville and Nambucca Heads.

The new facility includes 42 inpatient beds (single and double rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms), as well as emergency department, maternity, Tresillian and day procedure beds/treatment spaces. The new health campus is also home to Community and Allied Health services.

Current COVID-19 screening on arrival at the new hospital and visitor restrictions remain in place.

If you’d like to know more about the project, visit the website: MNCLHD.health.nsw.gov.au.