Lake Macquarie Unveils First Stage of Redevelopment
Apr 21, 2011
Lake Macquarie Private Hospital has unveiled part of its $12 million development which has been six months in construction. The redevelopment includes a new accommodation wing of 31 private rooms with ensuites to allow for the expansion of orthopaedic, surgical and cardiac services at the hospital. A 1200 sqm extension to Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical Centre and the establishment of a new Day Chemotherapy Unit are also part of the development and due to open in April 2011.
CEO John Pitsonis said the
new facilities would significantly boost health
services in the region and assist the hospital to
meet the needs of the Newcastle region well
into the future.
"Lake Macquarie Private Hospital has been
serving the Newcastle region for almost four
decades and has established an excellent
reputation for the provision of world class
cardiac and surgical services. This busy
regional hospital undertakes over 3500
cardiac procedures per annum and over
"With a rapidly expanding and ageing
population, these new facilities will allow
us to continue to meet the healthcare needs of the region well into the future," Mr Huxley said.
With this development, Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
grows to a 149 bed hospital positioning it as one of
the largest private hospitals in the region. The hospital
will open its new 8 chair Day Chemotherapy Unit and
extensions to the Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical
Centre in April.
"Ramsay Health Care has invested significant funds
into the Newcastle region, not only in this $12 million
investment in Lake Macquarie Private Hospital but also a
further $7 million investment in the expansion of private
mental health and rehabilitation services at Warners Bay
Private Hospital nearby which is currently underway,"
Mr Huxley said.
"This investment brings jobs to the region, not only for
the building sector, but also for clinical staff. We now have
a major recruitment drive underway for nurses to staff our
The project has been delivered on time and on
budget thanks to Ramsay's partnership with builders
Akalan Projects and major sub-contractor Quicksmart
Homes. Quicksmart's modern prefabricated modular
buildings which are factory built significantly reduced the
overall construction time and provided a cost-effective
installation of the new Lake Macquarie accommodation