The site for the new $88 million Byron Central Hospital at Ewingsdale now being built will be the venue for a community information day this Sunday, 28 June, from 9am-1pm, where project managers will be available to answer questions on its construction.
The on-site event follows a public information session in Mullumbimby earlier this month where the local health chief, hospital architect and project managers talked about the hospital, set to open in July next year.
By the middle of next year, hospital services in the shire will be consolidated in the new facility with the purpose-built central hospital to replace the current district hospitals in the northern (Mullumbimby) and southern (Byron Bay) parts of Byron shire.
The new hospital will provide:
• 24-hour emergency attention
• 43 overnight inpatient beds
• Low-risk maternity services, following the same model currently delivered at Mullumbimby
• A new 20-bed, non-acute mental health unit
• Enhanced X-ray and medical imaging
• Dental service, satellite chemotherapy, and ambulatory care
Health managers say they are also looking into providing day-only surgical and diagnostic procedures for both public and privately insured patients.
For updates on the new hospital visit http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/hospitals/byron-central-hospital-development/