The $194 million Coffs Harbour Hospital Expansion Project is beginning to take shape.
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is today on site with health and community representatives, shovels in hand, to help turn the first sod for early works on behalf of the NSW Government and Coffs Coast residents.
Mr Fraser said, “This is an important day for our region and a significant step in making much- needed major improvements to our local hospital".
“Following the recent announcement of Lipman Pty Ltd as the early works contractor for the Coffs Harbour Hospital Expansion Project, the community will now start to see work taking place on site", he said.
The work will include the diversion of services and the construction of a new access road, paving the way for main works to kick off in 2019.
When completed, the $194 million expansion will provide the community with a new emergency department, operating theatres, additional critical care and inpatient beds, as well as increased capacity for chemotherapy and renal dialysis.
“This investment by the NSW Government means the people of Coffs Harbour and surrounding communities can continue to enjoy first class health services delivered in modern, fit-for-purpose facilities", Mr Fraser said.
“I also want to acknowledge our hard-working nurses, doctors and the entire hospital workforce for what they do each day to provide the essential health services our community deserves.”