The design has finally been unveiled for the new Bulli Hospital, which will be transformed into the Aged Care Centre of Excellence.
The new centre is to be built on the opposite side of the road to the current hospital.
Local Health District Boss Prof Denis King told WIN news ‘while we continue to evaluate the situation there is no facility in this building for an Emergency Department.’
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward says the facility will focus on geriatric medicine and primary and community health services.
Mr Ward says $9 million has been allocated in this year’s budget and NSW Health Infrastructure’s project team is working in partnership with local user groups including doctors, nurses, allied health and support staff to develop the layout and configuration of the new facilities.
He says consultation has also been undertaken with the local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community to incorporate their needs.
The Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence will include inpatient and aged care facilities. The development of on-site clinical support services, non-clinical support services, a primary health care centre and 60-suite residential aged care centre.
The Illawarra Retirement Trust will build and operate the residential aged care component of the project. Timeframes are yet to be announced.
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