$211M Tamworth Hospital redevelopment wraps up
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP has announced that the final works on the $211 million Tamworth Hospital redevelopment are now complete, with all services now in their new locations.
Mr Anderson said “I want to thank all the Hunter New England Health Staff for their hard work, professionalism and dedication to looking after patients during this massive redevelopment.
“It began six years ago with co-funding from both the Federal and State governments. Since then, work has been steadily progressing so to see the state of art facilities and services that our community now has access too, is wonderful,” Mr Anderson said.
Ms Susan Heyman, Hunter New England Health Executive Director Rural and Regional Health Services said that the final services have now moved into the refurbished wards and the Outpatient Centre in the Bruderlin Building.
“Most of the outpatient services at Tamworth Hospital were able to relocate into the new space in late 2016 and I’m delighted that the final service has now moved in to wrap up the redevelopment project,” Ms Heyman said.
“The final services to move were the orthopaedic ward, outpatient clinic and the fracture clinic and are now able to see their patients in the refurbished departments and Outpatient Centre in the Bruderlin Building.”
“In addition to the refurbishment of the Bruderlin Building, the North West Cancer Centre, the Acute Services Building and refurbishment of the existing 1883 Bruderlin building have also been completed.” Ms Heyman said
Mr Anderson said “There is still some ongoing work to upgrade the Rehabilitation unit and that should be completed in early 2018.
“We need to continue to provide the very best health care services close to home and the redeveloped Tamworth Hospital along with the dedicated staff, is delivering on that.” Mr Anderson concluded.