The excellent news continues for Wauchope hospital with Oxley MP Melinda Pavey announcing a $519,748 funding boost for the rehabilitation unit.
The announcement was made on Thursday.
The funding has been made available under the NSW government’s rural minor works program.
Hastings-Macleay clinical network coordinator Jane Evans praised the injection of more funding as ‘brilliant news’.
“The work to be carried out in the rehab unit will give hope to many patients and their families,” she said.
“It is an exciting change for everyone and means that we will have the infrastructure in place first and then we can develop how to change and improve our services.
“This is certainly the icing on the cake. And it also shows that this hospital is not going anywhere.”
Ms Pavey said the funding was for a significant renovation to the hospital’s rehabilitation unit.
“Once complete, the new area will support nursing staff and patients in achieving optimal health care outcomes for all patients,” the MP said.
“The improved physical environment will ensure that Wauchope hospital continues to play an integral role in rehabilitation services for the Hastings Macleay Clinical Network.”
Ms Pavey said the essential first steps of planning and design work will being shortly with the works program to then commence in the new financial year.
In recent years, Wauchope hospital has seen significant capital improvements including a $700,000 upgrade to the theatre complex, establishment of an urgent care centre and the completion of the palliative care unit.