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WOW, Gladys Berejiklian has been busy up here today! (finished)

Today the NSW Premier and the Health Minister, attended the unveiling of concept designs for a new seven-storey acute services building at the John Hunter Hospital. This is part of the $780 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct which has been unveiled today. Then the Premier headed over to Speerspoint to officially open stage 2 of the Regional Football Facility.


Work to begin at John Hunter Hospital

As early as 2021 we’ll see work beginning, and the main work scheduled for 2022. It’s going to be a major benefit to our community for healthcare, and more than 3,000 jobs for the region.


Health Miniter Brad Hazzard said: “I’m also pleased the emergency department expansion was delivered five months ahead of schedule, providing an additional 12 dedicated paediatric treatment areas and additional capacity to deal with the pandemic, with stage 2 scheduled for completion early next year,”


This building will house a new emergency department, operating theatres, critical care services, maternity unit, and birthing suite, neonatal intensive care, inpatient units plus a rooftop helipad! Our Hunter New England Health Chief Executive also hopes the government will contribute to upgrading the existing hospital as a stage 2. Did someone say more parking? This new building is said to also include several new levels of car parking.


Lake Macquarie Regional Football to get a boost

The Premier also had a great day in Lake Macquarie. Today Gladys Berejiklian was pleased to officially open the second stage of the $14.5 million Regional Football Facility, which will support all our local footballers as well as the wider community. Northern NSW Football and Football NSW were also excited to launch their NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy.

“As the Premier today opens Stage 2 of the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, nominated as a team base camp for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football have begun work on a strategy to upgrade crucial infrastructure across the state including lighting, pitches and changing facilities.” – Norther NSW Football


Read all about it here: NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy



Newcastle Herald – Concept designs for a new seven-storey acute services building at John Hunter Hospital unveiled {Accessed 2/10/2020}

Gladys Berejiklian – Facebook Page (Accessed 2/10/2020}

Northern NSW Football – State Member Federations join forces to release NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy {Accessed 2/10/2020}

Photo – Northern NSW Football Facebook Page


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