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Deni Hospital Upgrades

Deni Hospital Upgrades

Deni Hospital Upgrades

The $4.6 million upgrade of the Deniliquin Hospital has reached an important milestone with the latest design for the project to be released to the local community this week.

Funding for the Murrumbidgee Local Health District capital works project includes investments of $3.2 million by the NSW Government and $1.4 million from the Federal Government.

The latest design, known as the concept design, will be available to view during community drop-in information sessions in Deniliquin on Thursday, 27 May.

The latest design has been developed in consultation with a user group including staff and local council and community representatives.

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The upgrade includes:
• a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner
• relocation of the Oncology Unit
• upgrade of the Hospital Emergency Department (ED) including dedicated entrances
for ambulance and patients, treatment spaces, the waiting area and improvements to
the flow of patients through the ED
• upgrade the operating theatre air conditioning to meet new Australian standards
• upgrade to the Day Surgery unit
• upgrade to paediatric safe spaces.

MLHD Chief Executive Jill Ludford said, “The upgrade will improve the way our patients flow through the Emergency Department whether they arrive by ambulance or on foot as well as enhance the privacy for the patients as they are being treated and increase the work space for medical and health staff.”

The Project Team will be available: Thursday 27 May 2021 11am-2pm, The Kiosk, 273 Cressy Street, Deniliquin Thursday 27 May 2021 5.30pm-7pm Deniliquin RSL Club, 72 End Street, Deniliquin

Construction works are due to commence mid this year and be completed in 2022. The 2020-21 budget for MLHD is $663.9 million, an increase of $15.9 million (2.45 per cent) on the previous financial year’s budget.

Since March 2020, the NSW Government has committed more than $3 billion to increase the capacity of the health system, including $458.5 million to fast-track elective surgeries.

This boost in funding has helped bring the 2020-21 Health budget to a record $29.3 billion.

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