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Designs For New $110 Million Cowra Hospital Unveiled

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: Artists impression of the new $110.2 Million Cowra Hospital.

The Cowra community has been provided with its first look at designs for the new $110.2 million Cowra Hospital marking a significant milestone for the redevelopment. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the concept design showcasing the new, purpose-built health facility in Cowra which will transform health services and facilities in the region.

“The Cowra community is one step closer to gaining its new hospital, which has been boosted by an additional $40 million announced as part of the 2022-23 NSW Budget, bringing the total investment to $110.2 million,” Ms Cooke said.

“Located across two levels on the existing site, the redevelopment will deliver a new hospital and provide enhanced health services within a modern facility for patients, staff, and the Cowra community for generations to come.”

The additional investment will enable more services and facilities to be delivered including extra emergency department bays, additional inpatient beds, a second full birthing suite, three additional chairs for renal and oncology, four more dental chairs and enhanced training and education facilities.

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the local community has played a key role in shaping the design for the new hospital which will provide upgraded inpatient beds and new health services including the hospital’s first CT scanner and ultrasound.

“Community involvement in the design of contemporary health facilities is so important to getting it right and it’s great to see the Cowra community so engaged in the project,” Mrs Taylor said.

The new $110.2 million hospital will deliver:

  • An emergency department,
  • A general medical and surgery inpatient ward,
  • A peri-operative service (a range of surgical procedures),
  • A maternity unit with a dedicated nursery,
  • Ambulatory care (services for outpatients),
  • Oral health (dental clinic),
  • Renal dialysis (dialysis treatment for outpatients),
  • Oncology (chemotherapy treatments),
  • Community Health and Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol services,
  • Tresillian inpatient beds for new mothers and their babies, and
  • A CT Scanner and an Ultrasound The community is being encouraged to share their feedback on the concept design and ask questions at a series of stakeholder and community information sessions with the project team.

Drop-in sessions will be held at Cowra Civic Centre on:

  • Wednesday 31 August 2022, 5.00pm – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 1 September 2022, 9.00am - 11.00am
  • Wednesday 7 September 2022, 12.30pm-2.30pm.

The project team will also be available to answer questions at Kendal Street on Thursday 1 September 2022 and Wednesday 7 September 2022.

A virtual session will take place on Thursday 8 September 2022 at 5pm. To register for the online session or to provide feedback on the concept design please contact the project team via phone on 9978 5432 or email HI-Cowra@health.nsw.gov.au or visit cowrahospitalredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au.

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