Media release issued by Stephen Bromhead MP. Member for Myall Lakes.

Myall  Lakes  residents  have  been  given  their  first  look  at  the  $100  million  Stage  2  redevelopment of Manning Base Hospital with the master plan unveiled today.

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said Stage 2 builds on the $40 million upgrade completed as part of Stage 1 in mid-2020.

“We know that more people are choosing to escape to the country from our big cities, and this is  about delivering the health infrastructure that growing regions like Myall Lakes need,” Mrs Taylor  said.

“This masterplan meets what the community expects and our health staff deserve, and today marks an 
important milestone in the delivery of a world-class hospital for the region.”

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said work on site is expected to start once project  planning is complete and statutory planning approvals have been achieved.
“It is vital that Myall Lakes residents have access to the best healthcare facilities and Stage 2  of the redevelopment will continue to ensure that,” Mr Bromhead said.

“This follows the completion of the $40 million Stage 1 redevelopment, which improved renal and  cancer services and provided a new medical imaging unit. A further $100 million  for  Stage  2  will  deliver  a  first-class  hospital  to  meet  the  growing  needs  of patients right across  our community.”

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the redevelopment will ensure the health needs of the local community are met now and into the future.

“Stage   2   of   the   redevelopment   will   deliver   upgraded   inpatient  beds  and accommodation  and  modern  facilities  to  support  best  practice  models  of  care,”  Mr Hazzard  said.

“These enhanced health facilities and services will strengthen the region’s healthcare and provide  positive social benefits in Taree and surrounding communities.”

The NSW Government has invested $140 million as part of Stages 1 and 2 of the Manning Base Hospital  redevelopment.

This next stage is part of the NSW Government’s record $10.7 billion investment in health infrastructure to 2024, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.

The Manning Hospital Redevelopment is being delivered in partnership with Health Infrastructure   and   Hunter   New   England   Local   Health   District.   Along   with   the redevelopment of the Manning Hospital, other projects underway in this health district include:
  • $835 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct
  • $500 million new Maitland Hospital
  • $20 million for Glen Innes Hospital Redevelopment
  • $45 million for Stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment
  • $80 million for Moree Hospital Redevelopment
  • $53 million for Gunnedah Hospital Redevelopment.
Click here to view the media release.: STAGE 2 MANNING BASE HOSPITAL UNVEILED (19 January 2022)