The first major concrete pour at the Manning Hospital redevelopment was completed on Tuesday, November 7.
The concrete will form the first floor of the new building.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the pour is a milestone for the development.
“The NSW Government is committed to the continued redevelopment of Manning Base Hospital, and the concrete pour today marks a major milestone for stage one in the construction of the new two-storey building,” he said.
“The redevelopment will be a game-changer for the community, enhancing cancer treatment and renal dialysis at Manning Hospital.”
The new purpose-built facility at Manning Hospital will deliver improved staff and patient amenities and clinical spaces that will assist the delivery of contemporary models of care for residents of Taree and surrounding areas.
Patients seeking treatment for kidney disease and cancer will be able to undergo their treatment with dedicated car park access to the services to meet their ongoing clinical needs.
The new facilities for renal dialysis will have specially designed areas to enable training for home dialysis and provide access to a contemporary ambulatory dialysis service in a purpose-built facility.
“I am pleased that the community will be able to see the new building taking shape over the next few months as form work will now continue up for the second floor,” Mr Bromhead said.
Construction of the new building is expected to be completed in late 2018.