Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with Hunter New England Health Officials to visit Muswellbrook Hospital for a site progress report as a large 35 metre crane arrived onsite at the Hospital as part of the redevelopment.
Mr Johnsen said the crane, which can lift up to 15 tonnes, will be onsite for around six months while the building is being constructed.
“The bulk earthworks and in ground service works are progressing well and are almost complete,” Mr Johnsen said.
“Once this work is finalised the community will start to see the new building emerging from the ground.
“Remediation works are now complete, with asbestos removed without incident.
“Stage 2 of the $21.5 million redevelopment of our Muswellbrook Hospital involves the expansion and refurbishment of the front portions of the hospital with state of the art healthcare facilities being delivered to address the region’s changing health needs.
Funded by the Restart NSW Resources for Regions Program, Stage 2 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment will deliver a range of health service improvements including:
- Larger treatment spaces and additional treatment chairs for renal dialysis and chemotherapy,
- Improved spaces for medical imaging and pathology collection,
- Refurbished outpatient areas,
- Oral health services,
- An enhanced space for patients attending Muswellbrook Hospital for day surgery, and
- Improvements to the main entry, reception and admission areas.
“Stage 2 complements Stage 1 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment, which was completed in 2015 and delivered a new Emergency Department, and this current redevelopment is expected to be completed in mid-2019,” Mr Johnsen concluded.