The funding was announced today by the Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin. The upgrades will create a dedicated waiting area for patients, as well as improvements to the triage area, and painting and general repairs.
“We know that a visit to the hospital can be a stressful experience, which is why we’re doing everything we can to make that time a little easier for patients and their families,” Mr Franklin said.
Ballina District Hospital is currently undergoing a $7.35 million upgrade to various departments, including medical records, surgical and other services.
“The physical environment in which doctors, nurses and other health professionals work has a major impact on the experience of patients and their families,” Mr Franklin said.
“By investing in that environment, alongside the work already underway, we are continuing to build an environment in the best interest of patients.
“Modern facilities are key to ensuring our clinicians and hospital staff can continue to provide the high-quality health care that our local communities deserve.”
Image: Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin; Acting Director of Nursing Ballina Hospital, Denise McCall; and NNSWLHD Chief Executive, Wayne Jones at Ballina District Hospital.