The $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment reached a significant milestone on 11 August, with a traditional topping out ceremony held to celebrate the six-storey building reaching its highest point.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment will not only significantly increase health service capacity for the local community, it is also boosting employment for the region.
“This redevelopment has created more than 800 construction jobs, with more than 650 of these workers living locally.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard detailed that the redeveloped hospital would have 60 additional inpatient beds.
“The NSW Government is continuing to invest in public hospitals across the state, with more than 30 per cent of the almost $2.7 billion allocated for health capital works in 2019-2020 going to regional and rural areas,” Mr Hazzard commented.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch added that between 2016 and 2041 an additional 95,250 people are expected to call the Central Coast home.
“This $200 million transformation of Wyong Hospital will cater for our community’s health care needs now and into the future. It builds on the hundreds of millions of dollars the NSW Government is investing in roads, schools and community infrastructure across the coast,” Mr Crouch said.
The new clinical services building will include:
- a new emergency department;
- a new intensive care unit;
- a new psychiatric emergency care centre;
- a new ambulatory paediatric unit;
- a new and expanded medical imaging department;
- a new and 28-bed medical assessment unit; and
- additional 60 inpatient beds with future expansion space.
The redevelopment also includes a refurbishment of the existing hospital to provide more operating theatre capacity, an expanded medical day unit and an expanded transit lounge.
The new building is expected to be complete in mid-to-late 2021 and the refurbishment is slated to be finished in early 2022.