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Stage 2 rebuild begins at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Stage 2 rebuild begins at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Big changes are happening at Hornsby Hospital! 

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP joined Hornsby Hospital staff in turning 'the first sod' marking the official start of the $200 million Stage 2 redevelopment, saying "Iam proud to be part of this significant redevelopment which will transform Hornsby Hospital into world-class facility. Hornsby Hospital has been my number one priority funding to upgrade the facilities for our community."

The main drawcard, the Clinical Services Building will see a number of patient services housed under one roof, making it quicker and easier when visiting the hospital. It will be home to Intestive Car and High Dependancy Unit, a combined Respitaory/Cardiac and Coronary Care beds, an ambulatory care centre, medical imaging, paediatrics, medical assessement unit, transit lounge, inpatient units and education space with The University of Sydney as well as retail space.

The project also includes expanding the emergency department.

"I have fought hard for our Hospital and to be able to see stage one already complete and now stage two underway, is great news for the people of Hornsby," Mr Kean said.

Stage 1 of the redevelopment - a $121 million investment - was completed back in 2015. The STAR building, which stands for Surgery, Theatres, Anaesthetics, and Recovery will be connected to the new building via the first two floors. 

In addition, work is well underway for the new multi-storey car park. This will offer over 500 spaces and is due to be completed at the end of this year and open to staff, visitors and the public in early 2019.

The stage 2 redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2021.

Article appeared in The Bush Telegraph.