New hospital starting to take shape

An aerial photo of the Cobar Health Service site taken in late March showing the new Cobar Health Service building and the extensions to the Lilliane Brady Village.

Cobar’s new health service project is really starting to take shape and is on track to be completed by next year.

A Health Infrastructure spokesperson reports that roof sheeting has been carried out to three quarters of the new Cobar Health Service building, and work has also commenced on running the internal services.

Work has also commenced on the extensions to the adjacent Lilliane Brady Village (LBV) retirement home which is to be incorporated into the new health service.

Roof sheeting on the LBV’s new four bed western extension is underway, and the framework for an extension to the eastern side of the building (on the Woodiwiss Avenue side) has also begun.

“The framework has also been erected for the new Staff Accommodation building and the roof sheeting will follow shortly,” the Health Infrastructure spokesperson said.

“The first sod was turned marking the commencement of construction on this project in October last year, and the project remains on track to be completed during 2020.”

The project includes constructing a new Health Service, co-located with the existing Lilliane Brady Village which provides residential aged care.

The scope for the project includes: inpatient services; emergency services; Community Health services; staff accommodation; an additional 10 residential aged care rooms and a light refurbishment of the LBV.

“The redevelopment project is part of the NSW-wide $300 million program of works to upgrade existing or build new Multipurpose Service (MPS) facilities at a number of rural and remote communities,” the spokesperson said.