Posted on: 05 February 2021
The Marshall Liberal Government’s $96 million upgrade to the Modbury Hospital is progressing well, having ticked past the halfway mark. Several important milestones have been reached, including the completion of an eight-bed Emergency Extended Care Unit, an upgraded hospital façade and a refurbishment of the administration area on level five. Construction is underway on the new 20-bed Palliative Care Unit and there’s plenty more to look forward to with work continuing on a new Surgical Suite, High Dependency Unit, Outpatients Department and front entrance. This is on top of the recent announcement that a further $1.5 million is being invested into lift upgrades.
This extensive upgrading and enhancing of the Modbury Hospital isn’t just delivering better healthcare services for residents in the North East, but importantly, is stimulating the local economy. Over 200 construction workers are onsite daily and nearly 1400 people have been involved in the construction so far. Further to this, the upgrade has used over 100 tonnes of reinforced steel that has been processed and manufactured locally and 1,100m3 of concrete sourced from companies across South Australia, providing a huge boost to local suppliers and tradespeople throughout this economically challenging period.
I’m proud that the Marshall Liberal Government has put an end to the cuts and downgrades that had previously been inflicted on Modbury Hospital through Labor’s failed Transforming Health plan and instead is investing in world-class infrastructure to deliver better patient care, closer to home.