NSW latest main works contract awarded for new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital

The new $330 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital is on track to deliver first-class health services and hundreds of local jobs with the appointment of the main works contractor.

Multiplex Constructions has been awarded the main works contract to deliver the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital, which will provide the community with a range of expanded and contemporary health services close to home.

Clinicians, staff and the community have been engaged in the planning and design process, which is expected to support more than 600 direct jobs during construction and hundreds of indirect jobs over the life of the project.

Work to prepare the site will include the installation of site sheds, site setup and establishment, construction of erosion and sediment basins, and an ancillary road to facilitate construction access.

The new $330 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital includes:

  • An emergency department with a larger capacity than the current combined emergency services of Moruya and Batemans Bay hospitals.
  • An eight bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) / Close Observation Unit (COU). This will be the first intensive care service available in the Eurobodalla region.
  • Increased access for chemotherapy treatments and renal dialysis.
  • Surgical and operating theatres and a day stay surgical unit.
  • Expanded medical imaging, including a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service.
  • Ambulatory care for community outpatient services.
  • Paediatric and maternity services, and a special care nursery.
  • Mental health beds for short term admissions.
  • Enhanced education and training facilities, including a simulation laboratory.

Community members interested in working on the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital will be encouraged to attend drop-in information sessions at a later date, to hear about opportunities to be part of the workforce for the new project.

For the more information about the project visit: Eurobodalla Hospital development

Quotes attributable to Regional Health Minister Ryan Park:

 “The NSW Government is delivering $70 million in additional funding towards the brand-new, purpose-built, $330 million level 4 hospital to support the needs of the entire Eurobodalla Shire community from Narooma to Batemans Bay.

 “The new hospital will serve the South Coast region for generations to come, providing more health services than are currently available at both the Moruya and Batemans Bay hospitals combined.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bega Dr Michael Holland:

 “I am so pleased we have reached another major milestone in our efforts to deliver the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital as a Level 4 health facility.

“This is on top of the recent budget announcement which will deliver an additional $70 million investment towards the project, which will ensure that it remains on track.

 “With the main works contractor appointed to build the new hospital, the community will see increased activity on site, including heavy machinery, in preparation for the start of main works construction in the coming weeks.”

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