Reaching new heights at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
It was a sight to behold: a crane manoeuvring a tree on to the top of the six-storey Clinical Services Building at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital...
Marking a significant milestone to celebrate the completion of the structure’s highest point, the Angophora tree was craned in and witnessed by Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Member for Hornsby Matt Kean, Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens, NSLHD CE Deb Willcox, HKH General Manager, Lee Gregory, redevelopment representatives and hospital staff. The topping out ceremony was to mark the milestone of the $265 million redevelopment project. With stunning views of the local district as the backdrop, Mr Hazzard told the gathering we promised to deliver world-class health care closer to home and soon the local community will have a range of
expanded health services in a new, state-of-the-art building. The Clinical Services Building will accommodate a combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit, combined respiratory and cardiac beds co-located with a Cardiac Investigations Unit, Outpatient Services, Medical Imaging, Paediatrics, Medical Assessment Unit, Transit Unit, Inpatient Units (including general medicine, stroke and dementia/delirium beds), co-located education space with the University of Sydney and retail space. On track for completion in 2021, the redevelopment also includes a refurbished and expanded Emergency Department.
The NSW Government committed in this year’s budget $65 million to fund new and expanded services including day chemotherapy, renal dialysis units and a helipad. Mr Kean said the redevelopment is a fantastic boost to the local economy. “The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai redevelopment will provide 590 full-time equivalent jobs in the construction industry and generate new jobs for health care workers in the area,” he said. The medical imaging department
is due to move into its new department later this month.
Celebrating the highest milestone
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