The NSW Government has marked a significant milestone in the $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment with the start of construction of the new 500-space car park.
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, together with Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch and Taylor Martin, MLC, today attended a sod-turning event, marking the first step towards the amazing transformation of Wyong Hospital.
“The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment for a first-class Wyong Hospital, which will future-proof health services for the growing region,” Mr Hazzard said.
“This $200 million redevelopment – which includes a new emergency department and expanded maternity, intensive care and paediatric services – is part of the NSW Government’s total $600 million investment in health services for the Central Coast.”
The single-level car park will replace the existing visitor car park, which will then become the location for the new hospital building.
By 2026, the Wyong region’s population is expected to grow by 13.9 per cent to 188,040, more than twice the rate of Gosford.
The $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment will include:
- New emergency department
- New intensive care unit
- New paediatric assessment unit
- Additional inpatient units
- Expanded surgical services, including additional operating theatre capacity
- Increased maternity services.
The car park is due for completion by the end of 2018, when main works will begin. The Wyong Hospital redevelopment is on top of the $348 million Gosford Hospital redevelopment to be completed this year, $20 million for the University of Newcastle’s medical school at Gosford and $35.5 million for the Gosford Hospital car park.