Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment on schedule

THE $260.25 million Stage 3 redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital is on schedule to be progressively delivered up until mid 2016, local MP Thomas George said after visiting the site.

Stage 3 of the hospital includes a new emergency department, new emergency medical unit, emergency care fast track facilities, expanded medical imaging capacity, and a new ambulance bay and drop-off.

"It is excellent to be here today to see the first part of the front entry works - providing a brand new entry to the hospital, easily accessible by members of the community and health care staff," Mr George said.

"The NSW Government is pleased to inform the community that we are getting on with the job of redeveloping the hospital and the redevelopment remains on schedule", he said.

Stage 3 also includes a new renal dialysis unit and expansion space for the next stage of the redevelopment.

Works will continue throughout 2016 on further stages, Mr George said.

Storeys will be added to the southern tower, providing space for peri-operative, in-patient women's care and paediatric services.

"A second tower, to the north of the new tower, will allow for the expansion of operating theatres, medical imaging and support areas," Mr George said.

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said: "The excellent progress being made on redeveloping Lismore Base Hospital, providing improved and expanded services, demonstrates the NSW Government's strong commitment to delivering high quality healthcare to the people of Lismore and northern NSW.

"I commend the staff at the hospital and the construction project team, for forging ahead to get this project completed on time and on budget," Ms Skinner said.

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