The new Bulli Hospital will open to patients from Tuesday August 11, which will see the culmination of a nearly decade long campaign from the community to upgrade this important local health facility.
Shadow Minister for Health and Member for Keira Ryan Park said he was delighted that the opening date had been announced and that local residents would finally get the hospital facility they deserved.
The new Bulli Hospital and Aged Care Centre will deliver:
- An Urgent Primary Care Centre that will continue to provide medical services for Northern Illawarra residents and visitors who present with minor illnesses and injuries between the hours of 7am and 10pm
- Ambulatory care services including medical, nursing and allied health outpatient services
- On site clinical support services including medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy
- A range of non-clinical support services including food and nutrition, cleaning and asset maintenance
- 60 aged care beds managed by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
- 60 residential care suites managed by IRT
“Today I want to thank once again the thousands of community members who joined the campaign for a new Bulli Hospital way back in 2010. The new hospital is a project that I was determined to see become a reality,” Mr. Park said.
“There have been many obstacles, debates, and arguments along the way, but the community’s fighting spirit and dogged determination has ensured the people of the northern Illawarra will be able to receive treatment in this modern new health facility,” he said.
“When I was elected nearly a decade ago I made a commitment to the community that I am so proud to serve, that I would fight with everything I have to ensure a new and upgraded hospital would be built ” he said.
“From petitions debated on the floor of the NSW Parliament, to public meetings and discussions with health officials and Ministers we truly threw everything at making sure this project became a reality.
“I also want to thank those tradespeople directly involved in the construction of the new hospital as well as all the nurses, doctors, health workers and allied health professionals who have looked after our community so well and who I know will continue to do so going forward in our new hospital,” Mr Park said.