The next steps towards construction of the $8 million Yass Hospital Redevelopment were taken on Monday, with Member for Goulburn Pru Goward, Yass Valley Council Mayor Rowena Abbey and Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman attending a ceremony to mark the first sod turned for the project.

“This is a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s commitment to upgrade Yass Hospital as part of the $300 million State-wide Multipurpose Service (MPS) program of works,” Ms Goward said.

Richard Crookes Constructions has been appointed to commence work on the redevelopment, which will include a re-located and refurbished Emergency Department, an additional emergency department treatment bay, dedicated ambulance entry point, an increase in inpatient beds from 10 to 12, improved community and allied health facilities and ongoing access to X-ray services.

“The project will integrate community health, acute and emergency services to provide flexible and improved health service delivery,” Ms Tuckerman said.

“The re-organisation of outpatient facilities will assist in the flexible provision of services for the community. The staff accommodation will improve facilities for both nursing and medical staff,” Ms Tuckerman continued.

The MPS Stage 5 program of works includes upgrades to over 15 facilities, with $8 million set aside for the Yass Hospital redevelopment. Whilst the funding is being provided from this program Yass Hospital will continue to operate the same services as it currently does. Aged care will continue to be provided by the aged care providers in Yass.

This further adds to the extensive investment by the NSW Government in a number of facilities across the District. Including $120 million allocated and another $30 million announced for the Goulburn Health Service, with a new clinical services building at Goulburn Base Hospital as the main element of the project; $2.5 million worth of works for Crookwell District Hospital will commence straight away and will deliver:
– Improved emergency department with increased capacity
– Improvements to the minor procedures area
– Improved ward areas for inpatients throughout the hospital, including patient rooms and bathrooms
– Medical equipment upgrades, including ECG machines, defibrillator and a transport ventilator

To find out more about the Yass Hospital Redevelopment please contact the Capital Works team on SNSWLHD-Redevelopments@health.