EXCITEMENT BUILDING ON GUNNEDAH HOSPITAL REDEVELOPEMNT AHEAD OF THE RELEASE OF NEW DESIGNS
The Gunnedah community can expect to have another opportunity to provide feedback on the $53 million Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment as the schematic designs are finalised in the coming weeks.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the project team had been hard at work fine-tuning the schematic design for the hospital, ensuring the upgraded facility would meet the community’s future needs.
“The $53 million Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment is so important to the future of healthcare in Gunnedah, and after meeting with the project team this week, I can update the community that significant progress has been made on the schematic designs, which are expected to be released in early November,” Mr Anderson said.
“So far, more than 900 Gunnedah locals have provided feedback throughout the planning process for the new hospital and their feedback has been so important in ensuring we are able to deliver a hospital that will meet the community’s needs and expectations.
“The community have been critical in ensuring we are able to deliver the beds and services the community needs, and we recently announced that we will be delivering 54 spaces to provide care, including six new chairs for chemotherapy and renal services.
“We are expanding the emergency department and doubling the capacity for operating theatres ensuring that the new hospital will serve the community for generations to come.
“In November, the community will get their first look at the new schematic designs, which will provide greater detail as to what their hospital will look like and how it will operate. I’m looking forward to hearing what feedback the Gunnedah community provides as we move through the final stages of planning.
“As we move through the critical next steps, the Gunnedah community can expect to see real progress on site soon with pre-construction works scheduled for early 2023.”
For more information on the Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment, visit the Hunter New England Health Service Developments website.