Friday, 31 August 2018
GOULBURN HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCE IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Goulburn Pru Goward have delivered two pieces of good news for Goulburn residents today. The Premier was in Goulburn to announce demolition commencing at the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service redevelopment site, and the announcement of a new home for the region’s NSW Ambulance station.
“We’re delighted to be visiting Goulburn today amidst so much activity,” said Ms Berejiklian.
“Like all rural communities, Goulburn has its fair share of health challenges, and we are committed to investing in the infrastructure and facilities required to meet those challenges head-on.”
The $120 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment will deliver a new four-storey clinical services building featuring a new emergency department, medical imaging, an intensive care unit, new operating theatres, day surgery and recovery areas, inpatient unit, a maternity unit and birthing suite, as well as paediatrics.
Ms Berejiklian and Ms Goward watched on as demolition of the older buildings got underway, paving the way for construction of the new facilities.
Staff, patients and consumers have been heavily involved in designing the new buildings.
Once demolition is complete and planning approved, main works construction will be able to get underway, with the redevelopment expected to be complete in 2021.
“It’s an exciting step forward for this project,” said Ms Berejiklian. “We look forward to watching as construction progresses and the building takes shape.”
The Premier and Ms Goward also announced today that Goulburn’s new state-of-the-art ambulance station will be constructed not far away at 203-223 Bourke St.
The new station will be a major improvement on the current Clifford Street station, providing a better working environment for paramedics and making it easier for them to deliver critical mobile care services to the community.
“The Goulburn NSW Ambulance Station is one of 23 upgraded, rebuilt or new rural ambulance stations that we have announced as part of the Government’s $122 million investment in rural NSW Ambulance infrastructure,” said Ms Berejiklian.
“We’re excited to be able to include Goulburn in what is the biggest regional and rural transformation of NSW Ambulance Infrastructure in the organisation’s history.”
For more information on the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service redevelopment, visit http://www.goulburnredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au/