Byron Central Hospital now open

Byron Central Hospital now open
The new $88 million Byron Central Hospital (BCH) opened its doors to patients on 7 June 2016, with the first patient being transferred across from Mullumbimby District Hospital.

Executive Director of the Tweed Byron Health Services Group, Bernadette Loughnane, said eight patients in total were moved across from Byron District and Mullumbimby District Hospitals on move day.

Ms Loughnane said the establishment of the Move Day Command Centre by BCH staff at 7.30am enabled the staff to remain patient-focused.

“Since handover from the builders in late February the staff have diligently and conscientiously commissioned the building in preparation to receive our first patient today,” Ms Loughnane said on the day.

“Consequently, the move ran incredibly smoothly. The Emergency Department (ED) received its first patient, a young child, at 8.38am with four patients received to ED by 9.30am.”

Staff of Bangalow, Mullumbimby, and Byron Community Health services moved across to BCH the following day.


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