Health Minister Ryan Park helped mark the start of construction on the new acute clinical services building at the Shoalhaven Hospital Redevelopment with a sod turn.
The new seven-storey acute clinical services building will include a new emergency department, intensive care unit, double the number of operating theatres and endoscopy rooms, a dedicated cardiology inpatient unit and a new rooftop helipad.
Once complete, it will mean fewer patients will need to be transferred to hospitals in Wollongong and Sydney, providing vital health care closer to home.
The start of construction followed the recent approval of the State Significant Development Application and the ap
pointment of John Holland as the builder for the hospital expansion.
Clinicians, staff and the community have all been engaged in the planning and design process, which is expected to support around 800 direct jobs during cons
ruction and thousands of indirect jobs over the life of the project.
Work on the Shoalhaven Hospital Redevelopment commenced last year, with construction underway on the new and expanded Shoalhaven Community Preschool.
Construction of the new acute clinical services building is expected to be completed in 2026.
For more information visit the project website