The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) has completed its scenario testing and made the final adjustments to the newly completed BCH, with staff ready to commence services.
NNSW LHD Chief Executive Wayne Jones said the commissioning phase of the new hospital was now completed with the removalist to begin moving across to the new BCH on Tuesday 7 June.
“All things going to plan, the new BCH will receive patients into the new Emergency Department from 8am on Tuesday 7 with all inpatients then transferred by hospital transport from the current Mullumbimby and Byron District Hospital, which will close their doors to patients,” Mr Jones said.
“Visitors will be welcomed to visit patients from 2pm on Tuesday 7 June.
“On Thursday 9 June, the existing Bangalow, Mullumbimby and Byron Community Health services will open at the new BCH.”
Mr Jones said there were specific strategies in place for the Mullumbimby Birthing Service, with any woman in labour at Mullumbimby District Hospital prior to the 7 June 8am move to remain at the hospital until post-delivery. Any mother in labour after 8am on Tuesday 7 June is to present to the new BCH.