120m Goulburn Hospital plans A NEW four storey building housing acute care services will be the centrepiece of Goulburn Base Hospital's redevelopment.
The $120 million project, to be started by late 2018/early 2019, will also shift all services from the Bourke Street Health Service (BSHS), leaving the building vacant. Former Goulburn Health Services manager Kerry Hort is overseeing the much awaited project. Last year she was appointed project lead, Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment. She told the Post a greenfield site had been discounted, given the advantages of current onsite infrastructure. In a presentation on Monday she and Steve Hall from Health Infrastructure NSW unveiled plans for the first stage, which would soak up the $120 million State funding. It covers construction of a four storey building rivaling the height of the current lift well. Fronting Goldsmith St, it will unite all acute care services from the current hospital and BSHS. "I'm terribly excited by it," Ms Hort said. "It's a fabulous opportunity for Goulburn to have modern day facilities that will stand us in good stead for the future. "The staff are wonderful but they've been working in difficult circumstances with ageing infrastructure for a long time. This will also be a lot better for patients." The work is expected to be completed by 2021/22. It will involve demolition of the current Springfield House, housing mental health services, how much are ray ban glasses and Lady Grose House at its rear. ray ban rb3379 Manfred heritage listed part of the hospital. Ms Hort said the hospital would remain fully operational during construction. The four storey building includes: a lower ground floor using the land's slope on Goldsmith St for the emergency department, with ambulance drop off on Faithfull St, radiology department and ambulance bays; ground floor cafe, new car park, main entry, intensive care unit, pathology and peri operative; first floor surgical, maternity, paediatrics and plant; and second floor medical inpatient unit. The new building will house four new operating theatres and unite medical imaging, currently split across four locations. The $120m also secures ray ban sunglasses com a new main entry and reception on Goldsmith St, unplanned ambulatory ray ban sunglasses wayfarer sale care, pre admission, day surgery, recovery and relocation of the Marian Unit from BSHS. Ms Hort said while a large amount had been spent improving the emergency department, the flow of ambulances remained poor. "Ambulances pull up and take patients across a public area which is not ideal," she said. The work includes a ground floor link from the Faithfull St entry to the new part of the hospital to convey emergency patients. Likewise, there will be two lifts in the four storey section: one for the public and another for patients to maintain privacy. Future expansionMs Hort said the new building would free up significant space in the existing structure. This could be developed into ambulatory care as part of a second stage but it was dependent on funding. "There's a lot of work to be done on this (investigations)," she told the Post. Health Infrastructure has been working on plans since last year and a business case has been completed but not approved. The concept keeps an eye on the future with a zone allocated for expansion, possibly for mental health. Ms Hort said this would involve uniting all mental health services on the site, which were currently split across Goulburn Base, Kenmore and Bourke Street. A clinical services plan completed last year ahead of the hospital's redevelopment recommended their consolidation to provide "integrated care." Ms Hort could not say what would happen to the Kenmore buildings, telling the Post it was "a long way off" and not the subject of detailed planning at this stage.
However the Chisholm Ross Centre would stay on its existing site. Pathology and pharmacy, contemporary education and training facilities and non clinical support are also slated for future development. All are dependent on funding but Ms Hort said Goulburn Base remained a top priority in Health Service asset planning.
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