COMMUNITY PROVIDES INPUT INTO GUNNEDAH HOSPITAL
The community has had their say on the schematic design of the $53 million Gunnedah Hospital with the project team hosting several in-person consultation sessions last month.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said excitement was building on the Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment now that it is progressing through the final planning stages ahead of the start of construction in 2023.
“The $53 million Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment will be a major step forward in modernising health services and facilities for patients, staff and the community,” Mr Anderson said.
“With the release of schematic designs in November, the community got a chance to see the detailed layout of their new hospital which includes a new hospital building on the existing site, and refurbishments of parts of the current inpatient building.
“The community also saw the upgrade of services in the designs, clearly showing the addition of six new infusion chairs, an expanded emergency department and a new operating theatre to meet the future demand of the hospital and community-based health services.
“The project team had an opportunity to meet with PRAMS, Gunnedah Auxiliary, Gunnedah Local Health Committee, the council, and the community at a pop-up outside the Gunnedah newsagency.
“It was great to hear positive feedback on the colour schemes, the ambulance bay, the courtyards, the canopy design, and the birthing courtyard.
“The project team will be back in Gunnedah soon, meeting with staff and local stakeholders, further fine-tuning designs ahead of the start of construction in 2023.
To view the schematic design for the Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment, please visit https://hneinfra.health.nsw.gov.au/projects/gunnedah
To view an artist impression on the project, follow this link.