Works have commenced on construction of the $2.5 million Crookwell Hospital Refurbishment, following the contract award to Patterson Building Group last month.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the milestone marks another step closer to the completion of the refurbishment which is on schedule for completion later this year.

“It’s clear the NSW Government is continuing – despite the challenges presented to our community this year – to deliver on bringing top quality, accessible healthcare services to Crookwell and surrounds,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

The $2.5 million Crookwell Hospital Refurbishment includes:
• an improved emergency department with increased acute treatment space capacity;
• medical equipment upgrades, including ECG machines, defibrillator and a transport ventilator;
• new floor covering in the Hutton Wing;
• painting work;
• an upgrade to the Wellness Centre; and
• increased nurse call capacity.

The first stage of early works of the refurbishment was completed in August 2020 and included an upgrade to the Wellness Centre featuring a new kitchen, wet areas, door widening and floor coverings.

The second stage of early works was completed in February 2021 and included relocation of the administration offices to the upper floor of the hospital – the enabled main works to commence which includes the refurbishment of the emergency department.

The NSW Government is investing in health facilities across the Southern NSW Local Health District. This includes the $165 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment, the redevelopment of the Braidwood MPS and Yass Hospital as part of the Government’s $297 million Multipurpose Service Program, and the $24.2 million Cooma Hospital Redevelopment. The NSW Government has also committed $200 million to deliver the new Eurobodalla Health Service.