The $150 million Goulburn Hospital redevelopment is approaching completion, with the new four-storey Clinical Services Building reaching its highest point of construction.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the redevelopment is boosting jobs and the local economy, a key part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
“The redevelopment will see a new, modern health facility built that will service the Goulburn community now and into the future,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This $150 million investment has also brought nearly 500 new construction jobs to the region helping stimulate the local economy”.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the $150 million investment is one of many health infrastructure projects across regional and rural NSW under the NSW Government’s record investment of $10.1 billion this term.
“Goulburn Hospital will soon have the world-class health facility the community deserves and one that will be a magnet for health staff to the region,” Mr Hazzard said.
“More than 65 per cent of the 80 hospital and health facility redevelopments or upgrades underway in NSW are in regional and rural areas.”
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the new building will bring Goulburn’s facilities into the 21st century.
“This is a great opportunity to thank the staff, builders and everyone in the community involved in getting this incredible project off the ground,” Ms Tuckerman said.
The Clinical Services Building at the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service includes:
- Emergency Department and Medical Imaging Department;
- Intensive Care Unit;
- Operating theatres, day surgery and recovery areas;
- Medical, surgical, paediatric, rehabilitation and geriatric inpatient units with designated palliative care beds; and
- Maternity unit and ambulatory paediatric and antenatal clinics.
Community Mental Health will also be expanded and there will be more onsite parking. Construction is due for completion in late 2021 ahead of opening to patients in 2022.