The first sod has been turned on the NSW Government’s Murrurundi Hospital Redevelopment project.
The project will deliver a new hospital to provide health services under one-roof including an inpatient service, 24 hour/day emergency service, primary and ambulatory care facilities, ambulance bay, and staff accommodation.
The construction contract was awarded to Hutchinson Builders (commonly known as Hutchies).
The Murrurundi Hospital Redevelopment is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $305 million Multipurpose Service program for facilities across rural and remote NSW.
Construction on the new hospital building will occur first and is forecast to be complete in the first half of 2021, before services are transferred and the new hospital is operational.
The final works including demolition of the existing hospital building, construction of new staff accommodation, and landscaping works, will commence in 2021. The overall redevelopment project is forecast to be complete in late 2021.
Once construction of the new Murrurundi Hospital building is complete, the community will be invited for a walkthrough before all health services are moved over from the existing hospital.
The design of the new hospital includes a number of water saving measures, such as capture and use of rainwater and greywater and the use of ultra-low flow water fixtures.
The redeveloped Murrurundi Wilson Memorial Hospital will continue to operate as a hospital and will retain its name.
Further information on the project is available at: www.mps.health.nsw.gov.au/Projects/Murrurundi
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