Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, inspected progress on Stage 3 of the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Project last Friday.
Mr George toured the Little Uralba Street construction site to view construction of the North Tower: the final stage of the NSW Government’s election commitment to upgrade hospital facilities for Lismore and the surrounding townships.
The North Tower Project began as a $180 million commitment by the NSW Government to a four level building. In June 2017, the Government announced $52.5 million to construct an additional four levels, bringing the building to eight levels.
Mr George said the redeveloped hospital will ensure the community has access to a state-of-the-art hospital.
“This project will improve access, capacity and deliver a wider range of services to respond to the rapid growth in demand and the needs of the local community,” Mr George said.
“It’s a great day for the community, and I want to congratulate the Health District Board, Chair Brian Pezzutti, and also Lynne Weir, Director Clinical Operations with Northern NSW Local Health District.”
“Just last month we opened the new South Tower, which includes a new theatre suite, paediatrics and women’s care facilities. This is wonderful news for Lismore and the surrounding community.”
When complete, the North Tower will include:
- new inpatient wards, including one medical and one surgical ward;
- a new intensive care unit and high dependency unit;
- new pharmacy;
- new imaging/radiology unit;
- new peri-operative unit;
- hospital administration facilities;
- additional plant facilities.
The North Tower is expected to be completed in 2020.
Pictured above: L-R, Member for Lismore Thomas George, NNSWLHD Director Clinical Operations Lynne Weir, and Acting General Manager Lismore Base Hospital addressing local media.