15 December 2015
The state-of-the-art Acute Hospital Building, the centrepiece of the $282.1 million Stages 1 and 2 Redevelopment was officially opened today. A tour of the seven-storey, purpose-built facility was also conducted, which will begin offering services to patients in January 2016.
The new Wagga Wagga Hospital is now equipped with first-class facilities to deliver modern healthcare and more specialised services. As a major rural referral hospital, the new Hospital will build links and work in collaboration with the District’s health services to provide care across the region.
The new Acute Hospital Building includes an expanded Emergency Department, imaging department, operating theatres, women’s and children’s inpatient units, intensive care and high dependency units, angiography suites, additional inpatient beds and a rooftop helipad.
The Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment was jointly funded, with the NSW Government contributing $215 million and the Commonwealth providing $55.1 million under the Health and Hospitals Fund.
The Commonwealth allocated a further $12 million to the project under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) New Sub-Acute Beds Guarantee for 20 sub-acute mental health beds.
The Redevelopment Stage 1 saw the construction of the new 50-bed Mental Health Building which was completed in October 2013. The new entry forecourt and carpark was opened in December 2017.