Inverell Hospital Redevelopment
The $60 million Inverell Hospital Redevelopment will deliver a new purpose built facility with a connection to the existing hospital. The redevelopment includes:
- Medical Inpatient Unit consisting of:
- General medical zone including 29 beds with a mix of single rooms and two-bed rooms all with ensuites. The inpatient unit also features two rooms with facilities designed for palliative care, a shared waiting area and education and training room
- Paediatric zone consisting of three beds and a play area
- Maternity zone consisting of six single bedrooms all with ensuites, an assessment room, birthing suite with bath and Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) room.
- Renal Dialysis Unit consisting of eight spaces, including one single room and machine maintenance area.
- Emergency Department consisting of a private room for the treatment of sensitive cases, resuscitation and acute bays, plaster and procedure room, private consultation room, and safe assessment room. The department will also be linked to the Telehealth Critical Care network.
- One new theatre with anaesthetic bay, three recovery bays, and six day stay chairs and a sterilising department. The existing theatre will remain in operation ensuring two theatres for the hospital.
- A new medical imaging unit.
Alongside the redevelopment of clinical areas, the project will also deliver a main entrance, kiosk, reception area, and improved car parking.
The redevelopment also includes the refurbishment of parts of the existing hospital for ambulatory care and community health functions.
Construction is powering ahead at the Inverell Hospital Redevelopment with over 1100m3 of concrete poured for the building slabs, and the steel frames going up – a total of 160 tonnes of structural steel will be used in the building frame. Health Minister Brad Hazzard joined local MP Adam Marshall to inspect the progress on 7 June. Minister Hazzard said "it makes me proud as the Minister to say once the complete, this hospital will ensure Inverell has one of the best primary and allied health precincts in country NSW – all under the one roof".
We’re “rocking” on at Inverell….extensive earthworks to prepare the new site have removed approx. 7000 tonne of rock to date, with more to go. This rock is being crushed and will be reused in the construction process reducing the need to bring in large amounts of new materials to use as fill. It’s a win, win!
Check out the incredible aerial photo of the site which shows the earthworks as well as the new car parking space in the northern part of the site off Moore Street and the new access roads.
A reminder that access to the Emergency Department is via the hospital main entry off Swanbrook Road.
This week at Inverell it was out with the old to make way for the new. The old outbuildings are being taken down to clear the way for the new hospital building. Now the hard work starts as we’ve got about 6000 cubic meters of material to remove! The entire worksite at Inverell is largely rock, mostly basalt, a very dense, very hard rock formed by lava. Lucky for us basalt is most commonly used in construction as fill, which is exactly what will be happening with the rock taken out - it will be re-used on site.
Take a look inside the $30 million Inverell Hospital building currently under construction. Stop by the new emergency department and inpatient unit on this internal fly-through.
Congratulations to the team at Inverell who turned the first sod on the new hospital redevelopment site today.
Local doctors and nurse unit managers from the maternity, renal, emergency, and surgical departments joined Hospital Manager Kath Randall and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall to celebrate the occasion.
Happy Handover Day Inverell Hospital!
Today the site for the $30 million Inverell Hospital Redevelopment was officially handed over to the main contractor Richard Crookes Constructions.
When complete, the redeveloped hospital will deliver expanded health care services and facilities to the community including a new Emergency Department, theatre, inpatient unit, day surgery unit, renal dialysis unit and main entrance.
Richard Crookes Construction is looking to work with local trades and businesses to build the new hospital - anyone interested in working on the project should contact their Tamworth Office on 02 6766 5225.