Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with Muswellbrook District Hospital health service manager Wendy Horden to mark the completion of Stage 2 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Development.
Mr Johnsen said the new building is part of the $21.5 million Stage 2 Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment, which will provide a range of expanded and enhanced facilities and services to meet the healthcare needs of communities in Muswellbrook and surrounding areas.
“We are getting ready for the opening of our new clinical services building at Muswellbrook Health Service,” Mr Johnsen said.
“The finishing touches are being applied on the new building and following the commissioning process we will be ready for the first patients in the coming week.
“The new Muswellbrook Health Service building includes the main entry, Reception and General Admissions, Medical Imaging, NSW Health Pathology, Oral Health, Infusion Unit (including chemotherapy and blood infusions), Renal Dialysis and Day Surgery.
There will be a staged relocation of departments from the existing buildings – noting that the departments moving will include Reception/General Admissions, Medical Imaging, NSW Health Pathology, Infusion Unit, Renal Dialysis and Oral Health (from the Muswellbrook Public School). All other departments will remain in their current locations.
“This development was part of a commitment by the Nationals in Government to deliver for the people of Muswellbrook and our region, and I am delighted that our local Muswellbrook community will enjoy the benefits of this state-of-the-art medical facility.
“Refurbishment works are now occurring on parts of the existing hospital building, and will continue through to mid-2019. Once these are completed, the new building will connect seamlessly with the existing building,” Mr Johnsen concluded.
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