We’re committed to improving health care and Lismore Base Hospital now offers the most contemporary health services in the region,” Mr Baird said.
“Our huge hospital building boom continues. We have committed $180 million to the next stage of the redevelopment.”
Mrs Skinner said: “Lismore Base Hospital patients now have a modern Renal Unit, improved access to parking, as well as spacious treatment areas and light-filled rooms throughout.”
“The new emergency department is a beacon for health care across the Northern Rivers and is more than three-times the size of the previous one.”
This stage also included enabling works for new pathology, and temporary maternity, and mortuary services. Additionally, it included expanded medical imaging capacity, a new front entry and associated services. A new, $9 million 270-space multi-storey car park has also been completed.
The redevelopment was jointly funded by the NSW Government ($20 million) and the Commonwealth ($60.25 million).
The NSW Government has committed $180 million to Stage 3B, which will deliver new operating theatres, a birthing unit and nursery, medical imaging services and wards.
Mr George said: “Our community has watched the hospital rise to great heights and the 12-storey south tower, which has a helipad, is now the tallest structure in Lismore.”