Stage 3 PROGRESS VISIT
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NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Local MP Dr Joe McGirr and MLHD Chief Executive Jill Ludford on the Stage 3 site in July 2019.
Thursday 18 July 2019 

The NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard (above left) released new artist impressions of the Stage 3 building during a visit in July to see progress on the construction of the Ambulatory Care Building on the Wagga Wagga Health Service campus.

While on the construction site, Mr Hazzard said, “Wagga Wagga and the Riverina are going to have an amazing hospital here.
 
“Stages 1 and 2, of course, complete and Stage 3 well underway. $431 million commitment from the State Government.  
 
"What we will see with the new Ambulatory Care centre, of course, is a centre that caters for the entire region, not just the locals.
 
“It will have a new mental health facility for older people; a big increase in the number of dialysis chairs, about 14 over what currently exists; new training facilities; new clinic rooms - about 60 clinic rooms.

“This will be a 21st century health facility for the Riverina.”


NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, Local MP Dr Joe McGirr and BreastScreen NSW Director Debbie Lattimore

Photo: NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, BreastScreen NSW Director Debbie Lattimore and Local MP Dr Joe McGirr at the new BreastScreen NSW Wagga Wagga clinic.

Accompanied by the Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr, Minister Hazzard also visited the new BreastScreen NSW Wagga Wagga clinic in the city’s central business district.

The relocation of the BreastScreen NSW site to the CBD is part of the third and final stage of the Redevelopment. The clinic in Berry Street in Wagga Wagga was officially opened in June 2019.

Mr Hazzard said, “Having BreastScreen sitting right, smack bang adjacent to the shopping centre is a big plus.

“What we are now seeing is women just dropping in (to have a breast screen) rather than necessarily having to book.”

Mr Hazzard said, "The staff there (at BreastScreen NSW Wagga Wagga) were telling Jo and I this morning that they're seeing anything up to 4 or 5 additional people just dropping in and that's a big increase."

He described its new central location as another ‘major step forward’.  
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