AMBULATORY CARE building 

Wednesday 31 July 2019
Wama-rra
- the Wiradjuri word for 'build' - has been selected as the name for the tower crane in Wagga Wagga to help construct the Ambulatory Care Building in the third and final stage of the Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment. Find out the results of the Name the Crane Competition here

Tuesday 2 July  2019 
Read the latest on the progress of the Ambulatory Care Building in the June 2019 Newsletter here

Sunday 26 May 2019
A 48.9-metre high crane is in Wagga Wagga for construction of the multi-storey Ambulatory Care Building in the third and final stage of the Redevelopment.

Help is needed to name the crane which will be a feature of the city's skyline until early 2020. 

The Name the Crane Competition is open to primary school children in Murrumbidgee Local Health District. There's great prizes to be won. Find out the delails here

Wednesday 22 May 2019 
Read the latest on the progress of the Ambulatory Care Building in the May 2019 Newsletter here

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Read the latest on the new Ambulatory Care Building in the March/April 2019 Newsletter here.

Thursday 28 February 2019
CPB Contractors was granted access to the Stage 3 construction site on the Wagga Wagga Health Service campus during February. This allows the company to start early works for construction of the Stage 3 Ambulatory Care Building.

These works include establishing the site with fencing and site sheds, undertaking site surveys and starting earthworks. This activity will be followed by the start of foundation works. Read more in the February 2019 Newsletter here


Friday 25 January 2019
Approval of a new Ambulatory Care Building in the $431 million Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment has been granted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The new Ambulatory Care Building secured State Significant Development (SSD) consent on 18 December 2018 under the NSW Environment Planning and Assessment Act.

Wagga Wagga Health Service Director Helen Cooper said, “This is a great start to 2019 and Murrumbidgee Local Health District welcomes the decision from the Department that this multi-million dollar health project is in the ‘public interest’.
 

Not only will the project create construction and healthcare jobs, it will also see an expansion of services and better integration of acute services with those services providing care outside the acute hospital setting.”

 
The SSD approval is for the construction of the six-storey Ambulatory Care Building including a rooftop plant room; basement and at-grade car parking; ground level and bridge connections to the existing Wagga Wagga Base Hospital at Level 1 and Level 4; site landscaping; and new signage. 


Friday 21 December 2018 
The NSW Government has today awarded the contract for the construction of the Stage 3 Ambulatory Care Building adjoining the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital to CPB Contractors Pty Ltd. 
NEW FACES  (from left) Michael Martin (Project Manager), Cathy Hayes (Strategy and Development) and Rodney Gray (Project Director) from CPB Contractors in Wagga Wagga in January 2019.





The construction company is part of the CIMIC Group. Find out more about CPB Contractors here

Background on the Ambulatory Care Building
A new, six-storey, purpose built facility linked to the new Wagga Wagga Base Hospital on the health campus is the centrepiece of the Redevelopment Stage 3. This will include a rooftop plant room, all above an under croft parking level.

Known as the Ambulatory Care Building, it will see a range of sub-acute inpatient, primary and community health services and ambulatory care services, previously delivered from a number of ageing facilities at various locations in the city, co-located on a single site for improved integration of healthcare. This co-location will allow for new models of healthcare through a greater emphasis on primary and community health, post-acute care, health promotion and chronic and complex disease management.

The Stage 3 building will also bring to fruition the benefits of the entire Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) Redevelopment. 
 
The Ambulatory Care Building includes expanded:

  • Aged Care beds
  • Rehabilitation beds
  • Older Person’s Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • Renal Dialysis Unit
  • Ambulatory Clinics, Rehabilitation and Allied Health, including Primary and Community Health, Outpatients, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, and Oral Health services
  • A new education area including library, conference rooms and a lecture theatre
  • Extended Hours Services
  • Administration Hub.

The contract for the main construction works was awarded in December 2018 to CPB Contractors Pty Ltd. Construction of the building commenced in early 2019. Construction will take approximately 2 years, with operational commissioning in 2021.

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Artist impression of Stage 3 building from Edward Street vehicle entrance

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