Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has secured an extra $38 million for the upgrades to the Coffs Harbour Hospital.
The additional funding was revealed in today's budget, with the development including a new Emergency Department, more capacity for chemotherapy, renal dialysis and operating theatres.
Mr Fraser spoke to Triple M about the extra funding, which brings the total funding for the hospital expansion to $194 million.
"This is a huge win for our community and I want to thank our hardworking nurses and doctors and the entire hospital workforce who have been at the forefront, working every day to provide essential health services our community deserves", Mr Fraser said.
“With a growing community it’s essential that our local hospital is able to provide top notch health care in world-class facilities".
Mr Fraser spoke of the benefits of having these services close to home. "It means less pressure on families who provide support to loved ones during a time of need", he said.
“As a major referral hospital for the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca area we are building for the future and guaranteeing comprehensive health care for the local community for generations to come".