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Lismore Base Hospital upgrade complete

The final stage of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is now complete, providing an integrated hospital and community health campus for patients to access world class healthcare in a growing region of NSW.   

Services in the new buildings of the $312.75 million project will provide care to more than 35,000 people each year, with the major redevelopment bringing the health campus up to the highest standard.  

Stage 3C of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment includes:  

  • a refurbished medical ward with stroke, acute delirium beds and general medical beds with a gym and an activities of daily life kitchen 
  • new outpatients department 
  • a new cardiology unit, with co-located coronary care beds and step-down cardiology beds in the one unit, making it easier for staff to provide ongoing care to these patients.   
  • community health facilities on the main hospital campus  
  • an auditorium 
  • a new front entrance and reception area 
  • a new library, education centre, meeting and training rooms 

The redevelopment started in 2013 with the construction of a new pathology department, followed by the emergency department and multi-storey carpark which opened in 2016. The Stage 3 redevelopment also included a new renal unit, women’s care, paediatrics, operating theatres, medical imaging, pharmacy and inpatient wards.  

The redevelopment was jointly funded by the NSW and Australian governments.  

The Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure over the next four years to 2025-26, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities. 

Since 2011, the government has delivered more than 180 health capital projects across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway – of those, more than 90 are in rural and regional areas. 

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