New Temora hospital in rural health boost

Local residents will benefit from an $80 million investment in Temora Hospital under the NSW Government’s $500 million health boost for rural and regional NSW.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced the investment, which will greatly improve access to health services for Riverina locals.

Mr Toole said this record spend on health infrastructure built on the enhanced health services and initiatives rolling out to help ensure regional communities like Temora have access to the quality of care they deserve.

“This will be one of the biggest ever infrastructure projects in the town’s history – an investment that will be a game changer in the delivery of health services for locals,” Mr Toole said.

“We will never stop looking for opportunities to invest in regional and rural healthcare, and while the existing Temora hospital has served the needs of locals for generations, it’s now time for a new modern, well-equipped hospital.”

Mr Hazzard said experts from the Local Health District will work with staff to develop a Clinical Services Plan for the new hospital. Ongoing engagement with the community will ensure that the right services are provided.

“This $500 million boost in regional and rural health infrastructure is a huge win for local communities across NSW,” Mr Hazzard said.

“It will create thousands of local construction jobs, deliver modern facilities closer to home and make regional communities an appealing place to live, work and invest.”

Ms Cooke said this investment would ensure Temora has a hospital that would serve the region for years to come.

“I want our patients and their families and friends to have a fantastic local hospital that will not only deliver the best health outcomes, but also attract clinicians to work here in what would be a big win for the whole community,” Ms Cooke said.

“The new Temora Hospital will continue to provide Emergency Department services, as well as modern inpatient accommodation with beds available for rehabilitation, palliative care and maternity patients.

“A state-of-the-art delivery suite and enhanced community health services, including hospital avoidance services, radiology and pathology, will make this hospital a game changer for locals.”

Health Infrastructure will oversee and manage the $80 million redevelopment of the new Temora Hospital following input from the local community and hospital staff.

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