Gladys Berejiklian MP
Gladys Berejiklian MP
NSW Parliament

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$200 MILLION WYONG HOSPITAL REACHES HIGH POINT

Friday, 21 August 2020

A new, state-of-the-art hospital on the Central Coast is one step closer to completionwith the six-storey clinical services building reaching its highest point.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment wouldprovide first-class healthcare services to the Central Coast.“The $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment will not only significantly increasehealth service capacity for the local community, it is also boosting employment for theregion,” Ms Berejiklian said.“This redevelopment has created more than 800 construction jobs, with more than 650of these workers living locally.”Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the redeveloped hospital would have 60 additionalinpatient beds.“The NSW Government is continuing to invest in public hospitals across the state, withmore than 30 per cent of the almost $2.7 billion allocated for health capital works in2019-2020 going to regional and rural areas,” Mr Hazzard said.Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouchsaid between 2016 and 2041 an additional 95,250 people are expected to call theCentral Coast home.“This $200 million transformation of Wyong Hospital will cater for our community’shealth care needs now and into the future. It builds on the hundreds of millions ofdollars the NSW Government is investing in roads, schools and communityinfrastructure 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 providemore operating theatre capacity, an expanded medical day unit and an expandedtransit lounge.The new building will be complete in mid-to-late 2021 and the refurbishment will befinished in early 2022.Infrastructure projects are underway and being planned across the state as part of theNSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Vision of the new Wyong Hospital Redevelopment: https://bit.ly/3gaqFpF