Health Minister Brad Hazzard has said the new state-of-the-art Eurobodalla Regional Hospital would be a "magnet for a bigger, revitalised health workforce" upon its completion in 2025.
Minister Hazzard was in the Eurobodalla Shire on Friday, January 21, visiting local health facilities and the site for the planned Eurobodalla Hospital.
"This is an amazing part of NSW and is an ideal home for medical, nursing and allied health professionals to have great careers while supporting the south coast community with their vital health care needs," he said.
"Work that is necessary for the Eurobodalla Regional Hospital to open with expanded services at Level 4 is already well underway."
Mr Hazzard said the Government had put in place measures to help secure the economy and jobs in NSW during the pandemic by building for the future with massive infrastructure projects.
In November, the Government announced a $500 million boost to rural health services and infrastructure.
That announcement included $20 million for a HealthOne clinic in Batemans Bay, $15 million for "modern, sustainable accommodation" for health workers close to new health facilities, and an additional $60 million for the Eurobodalla Regional Hospital.
"When the NSW Liberals and Nationals were voted in in 2011, there were no Level 4 health services on the south coast," Mr Hazzard said.
"Now we have Bega's Level 4 services at South Eastern Regional Hospital, and by 2025 we will have the brand new, $260 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital that will open and welcome patients with its Level 4 services, looking after the communities of Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma.
"That's a great success for the south coast.
"When Labor was in government, health services were closed. Now there are massive new hospitals that have been built, or are being built."
Levels assigned to hospitals describe the level of clinical services. A Liberal spokesperson said the new hospital would include an emergency department, an eight-bed ICU, increased capacity for chemotherapy treatments, surgical and operation theatres, expanded medical imaging, ambulatory care for community outpatient services, paediatric and maternity services, flexible mental health beds, and enhanced education and training facilities.
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