Tumut Hospital Redevelopment
According to the NSW Government, work is set to begin on the Tumut Hospital redevelopment at the end of 2019.
The $50 million upgrade of the 119-year-old building was promised in the 2018 by-election.
Following repeated requests, a timeline for this project was finally provided in February the following year.
While this has worked to reassure Tumut and surrounding communities of the development process moving forward, I will be watching its progress with interest, in the hopes the promised Ambulance Station will be added to the plans.
The history of the hospital redevelopment:
The Tumut community had been pushed for new hospital infrastructure for more than two decades. Click here for more.
In 2017, the clinical services plan was completed and that same year, funding was announced for business planning to go ahead. This was announced by the former Member for Wagga Wagga. Click here for more
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian in August 2018 said work would begin on the $50 million Tumut Hospital redevelopment in 2019. Click here for more
During Question Time in Parliament House, Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr called on the government to recommit to its promises and to make project timelines publicly available. Click here for more
In December, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District assured Dr McGirr planning was underway.
December’s mid-year budget review did not reference Tumut Hospital. Click here for more
After months of lobbying, a skeleton timeline was produced at a community information session on Thursday, February 28. Click here to view the MLHD Master Plan
I will continue to watch this project with keen interest.