Construction to start on Eurobodalla Regional Hospital

May 28, 2024 7:21 am in by

Construction for the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital has been given the green light, with the State Significant Development Application (SSDA) approved for the project.

Work to prepare the site for main works will get underway in the coming weeks, with construction of the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital expected to start in June 2024.

The NSW Government’s $260 million investment in the new hospital will deliver a range of expanded and enhanced healthcare services closer to home for the entire Eurobodalla Shire community from Narooma to Batemans Bay.

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The new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital will be established as a Level 4 health facility and include:

  • An emergency department with a larger capacity than the current combined emergency
    services of Moruya and Batemans Bay hospitals.
  • An eight bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) / Close Observation Unit (COU). This will be the first
    intensive care service available in the Eurobodalla region.
  • Increased capacity for chemotherapy treatments and access to renal dialysis.
  • Surgical and operating theatres and a day stay surgical unit.
  • Expanded medical imaging, including a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service.
  • Ambulatory care for community outpatient services.
  • Paediatric and maternity services, and a special care nursery.
  • Mental health beds for short term admissions.
  • Enhanced education and training facilities, including a simulation laboratory.

The Batemans Bay and Moruya Hospitals will continue to operate and provide healthcare services for the community, while the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital and $20 million Batemans Bay Community Health facility is being built.

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Minister for Regional Health Ryan Park said he was thrilled the community is a step closer to accessing a brand-new hospital.

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“This hospital will provide more health services than are currently available at both the Moruya and Batemans Bay hospitals combined,” Minister Park said.

“It will reduce the need to travel for care and ultimately improve health outcomes for everyone in the Eurobodalla, no matter where they live.”

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said it was a major milestone for the project, paving the way for the new hospital to be built.

“Feedback from staff, clinicians, patients, stakeholders and the community has informed the planning and design of the new hospital, which will deliver world-class and contemporary care for Eurobodalla and surrounding communities.”

Member for Bega and NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health, Dr Michael Holland said it’s great to see works on the hospital progressing.

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“As someone who has long advocated for investments in regional health facilities, I know that a regional Level 4 Hospital will save lives and allow more people to receive world-class critical care closer to home,” the Bega MP said.

“I’m very excited we’re getting on with the job, as each step of the process gets us closer to delivering the new Eurobodalla Regional Hospital to provide the health services our community deserves.

The new Eurobodalla Regional hospital is expected to be completed by 2027.

Images: NSW Government, Moruya Mail