The Central Coast community will benefit from enhanced health services with Wyong Hospital’s new Clinical Services Building now officially opened.
Part of the NSW Government’s $200 million redevelopment, Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch toured the new building followed by a smoking ceremony and unveiling of the plaque.
With the Central Coast population expected to grow by more than 95,000 people by 2041 the expansion of the Wyong Hospital is vital to create the capacity to meet the needs of the local community well into the future.
The six-storey building features expanded and state-of-the-art clinical spaces, including a new emergency department and intensive care unit, to increase capacity and support staff to care for patients more effectively and efficiently. The new building also has an expanded medical imaging department featuring Wyong Hospital’s first MRI service, which is expected to be operational early next year.
Other features include 60 additional inpatient beds, a new outpatient paediatric unit and an expanded medical assessment unit. Redevelopment of the existing hospital building has also delivered an additional operating theatre and an expanded transit lounge and medical day unit.
Construction work on the final stage of the refurbishment of the existing hospital building will commence mid next year, with completion expected by mid to late 2024. The 2022-23 NSW budget allowed the scope of refurbishment works to be further expanded to include an expanded Cancer Day Unit, this is in addition to the existing scope for a comprehensive Women’s Centre Clinics, an Aboriginal Health Unit and a Carer Support Unit.