The Eurobodalla community is a step closer to accessing expanded healthcare services with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) now on public exhibition for the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital.
NSW Health Infrastructure Executive Director Rural and Regional, Amanda Bock, said the EIS provides another opportunity for the community to give feedback on the new hospital that will support the future health needs of the entire Eurobodalla Shire community from Narooma to Batemans Bay.
“Healthcare practitioners, staff, and the Eurobodalla community, including our local Aboriginal community, have been involved in the design and planning of the new hospital since day one to ensure it meets the region’s unique healthcare needs,” Ms Bock said.
“This feedback, along with several detailed studies by independent experts including construction and environmental management, transport and access, as well as structural and civil engineering, have come together in the development of the EIS.
“We are now at an exciting point in the project with the community able to see detailed information and provide further feedback at the upcoming information and drop-in sessions, as we move closer to main construction works getting underway.”
The EIS will be on public exhibition for 28 days, with information sessions held at:
- Narooma Plaza, Tuesday 19 September 10am to 1pm
- SAGE Farmers Markets, Moruya Riverside Park, 19 September 3pm to 5pm
- Club Tuross, Tuross Head, Wednesday 20 September 3pm to 5pm
- Village Centre, Batemans Bay, Thursday 21 September 10am to 1pm
The Eurobodalla Regional Hospital includes:
- Emergency Department
- Eight-bed Intensive Care / Close Observation Unit
- Increased capacity for chemotherapy and increased access to renal dialysis
- Surgical and operating theatres and a day stay surgical unit
- Expanded medical imaging department, including MRI service
- Ambulatory care for community and outpatient services
- Paediatric and maternity beds, and a special care nursery
- Mental health beds for short term admission
- Enhanced education and training facilities, including a simulation lab
Early works for the hospital are complete with main works construction expected to commence following receipt of the required approvals.
During the exhibition period, anyone can view the EIS documentation and make a written submission via the Department of Planning and Environment website.
For more information visit the project website.
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