Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today officially turned the first sod turn on the Shellharbour Hospital redevelopment.
Mr Ward said that local residents are one step closer to greatly expanded health services with early works underway on the $251 million Shellharbour Hospital.
“When I make a promise, I keep it. We are delivering a quarter of a billion dollar hospital upgrade which will be an enormous boost to health care in our region,” Mr Ward said.
“Let me be clear, Labor failed to match our commitment for this hospital. In fact, they closed services at Shellharbour Hospital when they were last in Government.
“Redeveloping Shellharbour Hospital will ensure that the community continues to have access to world-class, contemporary healthcare,” Mr Ward said.
“With the population growing and ageing, preparing to meet changing demands well into the future is our number one priority,” he said.
When completed, the Shellharbour Hospital redevelopment will deliver:
“The main works are on track for completion in late 2021, with further refurbishment of some existing areas of the hospital to follow once the major works are completed,” Mr Ward concluded.