Armidale Hospital Redevelopment
The $60 million dollar Armidale Hospital Redevelopment includes the new four-story building opened in early March 2018 and the refurbishment of the vacated spaces. The new building includes:
- Emergency Department consisting of 13 treatment spaces including two paediatric treatment areas, and a safe assessment room
- Medical Inpatient ward consisting of 32 beds including two palliative care beds with dedicated family lounge area
- Intensive Care Unit consisting of five beds
- Surgical Department including three operating theatres, one procedures room and 10 recovery bays
- Central Sterilising Department.
The new building also includes a dedicated patient drop off zone and short stay carpark.
Vacated areas of the existing hospital will be refurbished into a new Day Surgery Unit consisting of 12 recovery bays and patient reception and a new mortuary.
Almost 600 people turned out to inspect the newly-completed four-storey building, which is the central part of the $60 million redevelopment of Armidale Hospital. The next stage - gutting and refurbishing the old building - for a new mortuary, critical care unit, kitchen and day surgery is now underway.
A big thank you to all the staff who generously gave up their time yesterday to lead the guided tours.
Food quality and service at the Armidale Rural Referral Hospital has received a significant overhaul with its new $2.4 million kitchen being unveiled today.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall was on hand to open the new kitchen, part of the overall redevelopment of the hospital, and also helped to prepare the lunch time service with kitchen staff in the new facility.
The new kitchen includes state-of-the-art facilities and will also feature trolleys designed to streamline clean-up and waste disposal for staff.
The hospital has also reached an agreement with Armidale Regional Council to dispose of all food waste through the council’s innovative City to Soil program.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall toured the latest stage in the redevelopment, which brings the revamped health facility one step closer to being unveiled in its entirety.
The local MP was joined by representatives from building contractors Richard Crookes Construction and NSW Health Infrastructure to inspect the latest area of construction – new day surgery and intensive care units – within the existing hospital building.
This part of the build is on track to be completed by the end of the year and I expect within the next six months to be able to formally open the remainder of the new ‘West Wing’ area of the hospital.