Major road upgrade to accompany Northern Beaches Hospital establishment

July 9, 2015 by  

People in Brookvale are among thousands of locals to benefit from a $42 million government investment to upgrade major roads around the new Northern Beaches Hospital development.

The Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Duncan Gay, said the allocation was part of a major initiative currently underway to upgrade and build critical freight, maritime, and road networks throughout New South Wales .

The news comes only a few weeks after a smoking ceremony was held at the new hospital’s Frenchs Forest site, as a mark of honour for the land’s traditional custodians.

Work is now continuing in preparation of the 6.5 hectare property for the start of the construction stage.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the new hospital would deliver a world-class facility that would provide outstanding care to all patients, both private and public. Its state-of-the-art facilities would also be a major drawcard for some of the best clinicians available, she added.

Healthscope, a private healthcare operator, has partnered with the NSW government in the project, and will be responsible for the initial design, construction, operation and maintenance of the hospital.

When complete, the nine-storey facility will provide 1,400 parking spaces, 488 beds, over a dozen operating theatres, advanced critical care and intensive care units, a 50-space emergency unit, six surgical suites and a mental health facility for inpatients. Brochure printers and designers have listed full details for download from the Northern Beaches Health Services Redevelopment website.

The new hospital is scheduled for completion in 2018.