Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today joined his state colleague Thomas George in opening a state-of-the-art pathology unit at Lismore Base Hospital, as part of the hospital’s $80 million Stage 3A redevelopment.
“This is another milestone in the development of Lismore Base Hospital,” Mr Hogan said.
“Moving the existing pathology unit to a newly fitted-out building will allow work to proceed on the hospital upgrade, including the desperately needed expanded Emergency Department.”
“Our investment in Pathology North will make a significant contribution to improving access to health services and, in particular access to pathology services, across Page.”
Known as Pathology North, the new unit will cater for the needs of the Richmond and Clarence Health Service and its patients.
Once the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is complete it will deliver a modern facility which will support contemporary model of care and enhance access to high quality, comprehensive, integrated and co-ordinated health services for people in Lismore and surrounding communities.
The Government’s investment in Lismore Base Hospital is in addition to the $4.5 million upgrade of Ballina Hospital promised by Mr Hogan during the election campaign and the $3 million he secured earlier this month for the upgrade for Casino Hospital.