Patients, visitors and staff will have improved access to the new $70.7 million Mudgee Hospital with the car park and landscaping works now complete.
Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders joined hospital staff and community members to mark the official finalisation of the Mudgee Hospital redevelopment, which commenced in July 2018.
Operations out of the new site started in May 2020, and Mr Saunders said the car park and landscaping gives the precinct a sense of completion.
“This is a hospital that offers so much to Mudgee and the wider mid-western region, and it is great to have the whole project now complete,” he said.
“There’s a new, larger emergency department, 28 acute general medical and surgical beds, a new CT scanner and eight dialysis chairs, a doubling of ambulatory care spaces, a maternity unit, an oncology service and so much more.
“This facility is an important investment in the health and wellbeing of people in this area, and now we have an upgraded carpark area to ensure people can gain access to the hospital.”
Hutchison Builders were the contractor for the main works at the new hospital, a project which also provided positive economic and social flow-on effects within the Mudgee region.
The construction of the hospital used approximately 3500 cubic metres of concrete, 100,000 bricks and about 500,000 metres of cabling to ensure it met modern technological standards.