Dubbo hospital project kicks-off
Residential property dwellers in the Dubbo region will benefit from improved health services in the region, with construction kicking off on a hospital redevelopment in the area.
Announcing the project's commencement last week (October 10), New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell said the new medical facility is a major asset to Dubbo and surrounding area residents.
"This redevelopment is one the local community has been pushing for and I am proud to be here today to see work starting," Mr O'Farrell explained.
The upgraded healthcare building will boast six new operating theatres, a 15-bed extended day surgery unit and a maternity ward with 17 beds, special care nursery cots and birthing rooms.
State health minister Jillian Skinner said the $79.8 million redevelopment will provide state-of-the-art medical care services to the region.
She commented: "This project is one that is particularly close to my heart and I know this important investment will ensure patients receive best quality care, while providing hardworking hospital staff with an upgraded workplace."
With the proximity and quality of local amenities such as health care services an important consideration for home buyers, those considered a property purchase in regional NSW may be attracted to Dubbo with news of the project.
The hospital is due for completion in 2014.