Health services hub - New STAGE 3 BUILDING 



Monday 1 February 2021

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) has announced the name of the new building at the centre of the third and
final stage of the $431 million Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Redevelopment.

The six-floor building will be known as the Health Services Hub to reflect its role in accommodating a wide range of public health services for communities across the District.
 

The Health Services Hub is connected to the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, with links on the ground floor, levels one and four. It will accommodate approximately 60 health services including allied health, community health and ambulatory care clinics designed to service the current and future health needs of local communities in MLHD.

(Image: MLHD's Roanna O'Hara & Troy Trgetaric outline the new Health Services Hub name to the media on Monday 1 February 2021.)

The Stage 3 redevelopment project also includes an undercover secure car park for fleet vehicles, additional ground level car parking and landscaping. The new BreastScreen NSW clinic, which opened in the city’s central business district in 2019, was also funded as part of the Stage 3 project. Construction and operational commissioning of the Health Services Hub will be completed early this year, ahead of a staged opening.  

 

MLHD Chief Executive Jill Ludford said: “The relocation of approximately 400 staff from 12 different sites, on the health campus and in the city, into the one building is a huge task, so the smoothest way to do this is with a staged opening of services.”

 

The opening of the Health Services Hub in 2021 will complete the $431 million major redevelopment of the health campus to deliver contemporary and integrated health services. It will be followed by the $30 million multi storey car park project.

 

The name, Health Services Hub was selected by the District after consultation in 2020 with a committee representing staff who’ll move into the new building, and members of the Wagga Wagga Local Health Advisory Committee.

 

The name, Health Services Hub will be used in wayfinding signage.

Friday 23 January 2021
The New Year means a new main entry to Wagga Wagga Base Hospitalas part of the third and final stage of the $431 million Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) Redevelopment. Find out more here.
 
The entry to the new multi storey Stage 3 building opens at 7am, Monday 1 February along with an internal ground floor corridor, known as Hospital Street, to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and a new retail space.
 
Patients, visitors and staff must continue to undergo a COVID-19 screening and temperature check at the single main entry point.
 
The Stage 3 entry opening coincides with:

  • re-opening of the main entry/forecourt car park
  • opening of new drop-off zones parallel to the new Stage 3 building
  • opening of internal corridor called Hospital Street
  • opening of new ground floor toilet and parent room facilities.
  • relocation of WHSmith’s Fresh + café to a new retail space from 6am Wednesday 3 February.


Thursday 20 February 2020
A traditional topping out ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the building’s fifth and highest level with the signing of a steel beam and placement of a tree on the roof. Find out more here


Friday 13 December 2019 
Read the latest on the progress of the new Stage 3 building in the December 2019 Newsletter. 


Friday 15 November 2019 
Read the latest on the progress of the new Stage 3 building in the November 2019 Newsletter

Friday 25 October 2019 
Read the latest on the progress of the new Stage 3 building in the October 2019 Newsletter

Friday 20 September 2019
Read the latest on the progress of the new Stage 3 building in the September 2019 Newsletter
 
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 new Stage 3 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 thenew Stage 3 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 new Stage 3 building in the May 2019 Newsletter here

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Read the latest on the new new Stage 3 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 Stage 3 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 new Stage 3 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 new Health Services Hub

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