Health Infrastructure Chief Executive, Rebecca Wark joined Premier Chris Minns on tour of the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital construction site today.
The development will deliver a modern and purpose-built health facility for the region, including a new emergency department, intensive care unit, operating theatres, paediatric and maternity beds and mental health facilities.
Once complete, local residents will have access to expanded health services closer to home, reducing the need to travel to Sydney for treatment.
Designed with the latest models of care, the working environment will help attract clinicians, nurses and hospital staff to the region.
The new hospital is a pilot project for the NSW Government Architect’s Connecting with Country Framework, incorporating ongoing contribution by the local Aboriginal community to the design of the hospital which reflects traditional practices including birthing on country.
An archaeological process is currently underway on the site to identify any Aboriginal objects or artefacts, ahead of construction commencing on site. The archaeologists are working closely with the Aboriginal community as well as the Cobowra Local Aboriginal Land Council and other Registered Aboriginal Parties to undertake this work.
Construction of the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital is due for completion in 2025. The project is delivered in partnership with Southern NSW LHD and Health Infrastructure.