Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Stage 3A Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment would deliver better health services for the community.
Mr Hogan made the comments after inspecting the new state-of-the-art facilities with the Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley.
“The $80 million redevelopment of the Base Hospital, which serves the entire northern Rivers, is great news for our community,” he said.
“It represents a new era in healthcare for our community.”
“The upgraded Emergency Department has an expanded Emergency Medical Unit and a new Ambulance Bay and Drop-Off Zone, as well as an express Community Care Clinic, a new Renal Dialysis Unit, a Pathology Unit, a Satellite Imaging Department and increased hospital parking just across the road.”
“This upgrade has been a long-time coming and I would particularly like to thank all our nurses, doctors and allied medical staff who have cared for community members under sometimes difficult situations. They have always put the needs of their patients ahead of their personal comfort, and I thank them for that.”