Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed today’s 2022-23 NSW Budget announcements, which includes an additional $40 million for the Cowra Hospital redevelopment.
Ms Cooke said this significant upgrade and injection of extra funds will ensure the local community and wider Cowra region will continue to have access to high quality healthcare now and well into the future.
“The NSW Government is investing in regional and rural healthcare and this significant funding boost will provide enhanced facilities and greatly improve access to health services in the Cowra region,” Ms Cooke said.
“This $40 million investment included in today’s Budget will bring the total spend for the Cowra Hospital Redevelopment to more than $110 million, ensuring our community can access first-class health care as close to home as possible,” said Ms Cooke.
The Cowra Hospital redevelopment is progressing well, with the master plan unveiled earlier this year. The new Cowra Hospital will include upgraded inpatient accommodation and contemporary inpatient and outpatient facilities and new health services, including the hospital’s first CT scanner.
The additional funding boost will enable more services and facilities to be delivered, as part of the $110.2 million redevelopment including:
• An extra emergency department bay
• A second birthing suite
• Two additional inpatient beds
• Three additional chairs for renal andoncology
• Four additional dental chairs
• Enhanced training and educational facilities.
• Landscaped facilities once the hospitalis built, to ensure patient’s their carersand staff have access to a calming outdoor environment
“I thank the NSW Government and I acknowledge the tremendous work of Steph Cooke and the support also of Minister Taylor, for ensuring the redevelopment of Cowra Hospital will meet the health needs of our community into the future,” Mayor of Cowra Cr Bill West said.