$7m redevelopment the next stage for hospital

NEW HOSPITAL: The Mansfield District Hospital has planned a 10 year, five stage redevelopment that will cost $24 million.

AS work starts on the Mansfield District Hospital’s new Primary Care Precinct, all eyes now turn to the next proposed $7 million redevelopment.

Split into five stages and with a total build cost of $24 million, the entire renovation is expected to take 10 years to complete but could be completed in as quickly as 3 years if sufficient funding was available.

Separate to the new Primary Care Precinct, the hospital has scheduled stage one of its redevelopment to involve demolition and rebuilding of a new kitchen and storage area, and a new obstetrics unit that will include a labor ward and nursery.

“The Hospital Redevelopment Project is different to the Primary Care Precinct, which work has started on this week,” Mansfield District Hospital CEO Janene Ridley explained.

“The funding for the precinct works was secured 18 months ago through a Commonwealth Government grant, along with a bequest from the Mason fund through the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation.

“The remainder of the precinct funding was raised through the hospital’s 2013 appeal and donations for the dialysis wing.”

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