Concord turns the first sod
Major construction work is underway on the NSW Government’s $341.2 million hospital redevelopment at Concord Hospital.
Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti MP, was on hand to help turn the first sod on the main works and celebrate the major milestone in the redevelopment project.
Mr Sidoti joined Sydney Local Health Chief Executive Dr Teresa Anderson AM, Director of Operations Dr Tim Sinclair, Concord Hospital Acting General Manager Dr Genevieve Wallace, Health Infrastructure Senior Project Director Hayley Bell and head contractor Roberts Pizzarotti’s Chief Executive Officer Alison Mirams.
The start of the main works is a significant milestone for the redevelopment which includes:
- Rusty Priest Centre for Rehabilitation and Aged Care, including ambulatory clinics, assessment and therapy areas and rehabilitation gyms
- A new comprehensive Cancer Care Centre with additional capacity for day and inpatient services
- Australia’s first National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare to continue the hospital’s long and proud history of providing specialist services to veterans
“The redevelopment will enable our clinicians to continue to provide world class healthcare in state-of-the-art purpose built facilities, allowing us to meet the demands of one of the state’s fastest growing populations,” Dr Anderson said.
Significant enabling works have been undertaken before main works construction could start, including the relocation of staff to refurbished areas, demolition of several outdated buildings and upgrades to infrastructure.
The sod turn follows the December 2018 news that Roberts Pizzarotti was appointed as the main works contractor.
“Our community, patients and staff have been patiently watching the work so far, supporting the planning of our new services,” Dr Anderson said.
“It’s a very exciting time to see the construction begin and we look forward to this new chapter in Concord’s history.”
Stage 1 is expected to be completed in late 2021.