An artist’s impression of the Byron Central Hospital which is currently under construction.
An artist’s impression of the Byron Central Hospital which is currently under construction.

Update on Byron hospital’s progress

A COMPREHENSIVE briefing on the construction progress of the new Byron Central Hospital located at Ewingsdale, Byron Bay will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall tomorrow.

The community briefing will provide detailed information about the planning of acute care and community health services from senior members of the development team.

All residents of the Byron Shire and interested community members are welcome to attend the briefing, which will run for approximately 1½ hours.

The briefing on the $88M project is due for completion and opening in early 2016 and will include:

architectural plans, building construction and timetables

sustainability (environmental measures)

road access and onsite parking

clinical services, including mental health

relocation from the Shire's two current hospitals.

The meeting will be chaired by Chris Crawford, Chief Executive of the Northern NSW Local Health District and members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions following the main presentations.

On Sunday, June 28 from 9am until 1pm a Community Information Day is being held offering the local community an opportunity to go on-site and view the building works. Parking will be available on-site and BBQ food can be purchased.



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