Gayndah Hospital will undergo a major $5.4 million refurbishment to improve patient care and access.
Gayndah Hospital will undergo a major $5.4 million refurbishment to improve patient care and access.

Gayndah Hospital receives multi-million dollar revamp

BEGINNING next week, Gayndah Hospital will undergo a major $5.4 million refurbishment to improve patient care and access, and modernise facilities.

The seven-month project will include refurbishments to the main hospital, community and mental health buildings, as well as an upgrade of kitchen facilities.

Upgrades to the buildings will modernise inpatient facilities and improve how care is delivered through the refurbishment of the nurses' station, functional design changes to ward areas, improving ambulance access and upgrading disability access.

The work will also include improving security, removing asbestos throughout the facility, internal and external painting, levelling the verandah, replacing floor coverings and roof, and upgrading air-conditioning.

"These upgrades will make significant improvements to ensure staff work in a better environment and can provide services to patients in a more modern hospital," Wide Bay Hospital and Board Chair Peta Jamieson said.

"Improvements to the nurses' station and ward areas will make caring for patients easier, while there will be better access to the building when upgrades are made to the ambulance drop-off zone, disability entrances and to the verandah area.

"This is a fantastic investment in Gayndah Hospital and it's exciting that the work is due to start next week."

Throughout the duration of the projects, Gayndah Hospital will maintain inpatient facilities.


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