CONSTRUCTION work is continuing on the first stage of the 320-bay car park at Wyong Hospital.
The project was started in January, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said patients, families and visitors would benefit from the new car park.
Wyong Hospital has a large catchment which includes parts of Lake Macquarie.
The car park is being delivered in addition to the $200-million redevelopment of the hospital, Mr MacDonald said.
In the 2018-19 state Budget, the hospital redevelopment was allocated $23.5 million, and the new car park $6.5 million.
“The Minister for Health Brad Hazzard is ensuring that this government is continuing to future-proof health services for this growing region,” Mr MacDonald said.
“With the $348-million Gosford Hospital rebuild, the NSW Liberal National Government is spending over $500 million in health infrastructure on the Central Coast.”
The car park upgrade will deliver an additional 320 parking bays, bringing the total car spaces at the hospital to 500.
Colliers International have been appointed as project manager and HDR appointed as architect for the car park.
By 2026, the Wyong region’s population is expected to grow to 188,040 people.
The $200 million Wyong Hospital redevelopment will include:
- a new emergency department;
- a new intensive care unit;
- a new paediatric assessment unit;
- additional inpatient units;
- expanded surgical services, including additional operating theatre capacity; and
- increased maternity services.