The NSW Government’s redevelopment of Wyong Hospital has reached a major milestone, with the new building’s first concrete pour taking place.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said it was the first of 23 slabs required for the $200 million project.
“This first concrete pour forms the foundation for level 2 of the new hospital building which will be home to a new emergency department, short stay unit, medical imaging department and psychiatric emergency care centre,” Mr Crouch said.
“Construction first began in 2018 on the 250 space car park which is now in use, and work on the new hospital building itself has been underway for five months.
“Despite the challenges created by COVID-19, work is continuing to progress well and this project will continue to provide constructions jobs for hundreds of people.”
The new hospital building will include:
The refurbishment of the existing hospital building will include more operating theatre capacity, an expanded medical day unit and an expanded transit lounge.
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said the new building would provide a significant increase in overall service capacity.
“We turned the first sod on the hospital building in October 2019 and since then, significant progress has occurred,” Mr Martin said.
“Building this health infrastructure for the Central Coast is an essential part of catering for the 95,250 extra people our region will be home for between 2016 and 2041.”
For more information, go to: www.gwhr.health.nsw.gov.au.