New services including a CT scanner, ultrasound and renal dialysis as well as an expanded emergency department and improved maternity services are all part of the new Tumut Hospital, which is now officially open.
The new hospital, which opened to patients late last year, ensures more local patients can receive the care they need closer to home, with new and additional services all housed under one roof.
The fully integrated hospital will meet the community needs of Tumut, Gundagai, Batlow and Adelong. Staff and community input has resulted in new features including a quiet room for families, a cultural room, and comfortable outdoor spaces.
The project has provided the area with an economic boost. More than half of all subcontractors and suppliers were locally based in Tumut or the wider region including Wagga Wagga and Albury.
The final stage of works for the project was recently completed, including landscaping, a new car park and construction of the hospital’s new main entrance via Simpson Street. Construction of the new helipad is underway and expected to open in late 2022.
Construction of on-site Key Worker Accommodation is also underway, with the 5, 1-bedroom units being fast-tracked and scheduled for completion in early 2023. The project is part of the NSW Government’s $45.3 million commitment to deliver modern, sustainable accommodation for health workers close to health facilities in the Murrumbidgee, Southern NSW and Far West Local Health Districts.
The NSW Government has committed a record $11.9 billion investment towards building and upgrading our state’s health infrastructure over the next four years to 2025-2026, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.
Other major projects in Murrumbidgee Local Health District include:
- completed redevelopment of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
- Griffith Base Hospital redevelopment expected to be completed by 2025
- new ambulance station is nearing completion at Tumut Hospital under the NSW Government’s Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program.