The next steps towards construction of the $120 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment are starting this week, Member for Goulburn Pru Goward announced today.
Ms Goward said that there has been an enormous amount of work happening behind-the-scenes of the project, and the community will now see the first steps of construction commencing.
“There are many stages to the redevelopment before we get delivery of the final product - this comprehensive process will ensure our redevelopment will meet Goulburn’s future health needs.
"Fortunately we are now at the culmination of all the planning, consultation, design work and these early works can commence,” Ms Goward said.
Hutchinson Builders have been appointed to commence work on an extension of the existing Community Health Building, increasing its size by
approximately 275 square metres to house the Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Team from Springfield House.
Kerry Hort, Project Lead said that during construction, priority will be given to ensuring that patients, visitors and staff are kept safe while these works are ongoing.
“While the project team will endeavour to minimise the amount of disturbance to patients, staff and the community, there may be times where disruptions are unavoidable,” Ms Hort said.
Pictured: Acting Allied Health Manager Emily Marchese; Aboriginal Health Worker Cecilia Pavlovic; Community Mental Health RN Jenny Price; Community Mental Health Hannah Long; Care Navigator Rosemary Durbidge; Member for Goulburn Pru Goward; Project Lead, GH&HS Redevelopment Kerry Hort; Health Infrastructure Senior Project Director, GH&HS Redevelopment Martin Roberts.
Wednesday 4 April saw changes to the existing carpark, allowing these works to commence. Hospital staff have been advised to park further away from the building due to a reduction of staff parking.
The redevelopment, with the new acute building, is expected to be completed in late 2021. The project is providing a four storey Clinical Services Building with:
- Ambulance Bays
- Emergency Department, including drop-off;
- Medical Imaging
- Maternity and Birthing Unit/Special Care Nursery/Paediatrics Inpatient Unit
- Rehabilitation/GeriatricEvaluation Management Unit
- Inpatient Surgical Unit
- Perioperative Unit
- Intensive Care Unit and
- Medical and Palliative Care Unit
Pedestrian access to the Hospital and the Community Health and Springfield House buildings will remain unchanged.