May 25 - 31, 2014: Issue 164

 $12 Million Addition to Mona Vale Hospital - New Beachside Rehabilitation Unit Opened 

Hon. Rob Stokes, NSW Health Minister Hon. Jillian Skinner, Hon. Bronwyn Bishop and cutting the ribbon is Dr John Delohery  (Director, Rehabilitation & Aged Care Services, Mona Vale Hospital).

 $12 Million Addition to Mona Vale Hospital

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today (19.5.2014)welcomed the opening of Mona Vale Hospital’s new $12 million Beachside Rehabilitation Unit.
The completion of this state-of-the-art facility comes after more than 12 months of construction and will accommodate an extra 26 impatient beds and a variety of purpose built therapy spaces and exercise rooms.
This project joins a series of other major infrastructure works currently underway on the hospital’s campus and will help secure Mona Vale Hospital as a leader in sub-acute and rehabilitation medicine.
“This is a fantastic addition to our hospital and an important leap forward in the modernisation of our local health facilities,” Rob Stokes said today.
“It’s really encouraging to see major health infrastructure projects underway on the northern beaches and this new unit is a shining example of further works to come.
“This specially designed unit is ideally situated for patients recovering from illness and injury and will help secure Mona Vale Hospital as a leader in rehabilitation and sub-acute care.
“Improvements to our local health facilities are long overdue and is exactly what our community has been calling for.
“This project forms an important part of the recently commenced redevelopment of Mona Vale Hospital and will set the standard for other project to follow.
“Construction will soon begin on Mona Vale Hospital’s new multi-storey community health building after the NSW Government allocated over $30 million towards the project.
“It’s great to see momentum continuing behind essential infrastructure improvements at Mona Vale Hospital and I look forward to further projects being unveiled,” Rob Stokes said.

Hospital Expansion On Display - 26 May 2014

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging the community to inspect Mona Vale Hospital's new $12 million Beachside Rehabilitation Unit. A community open day is planned for this Wednesday 28 May to enable residents to view this state-of-the-art facility prior to patients being admitted.

Those interested in this unique opportunity are invited between midday and 6:30pm and staff will be available to provide information on the building's key features and services. 

"This is a great opportunity for everyone in our community to view this magnificent addition to our hospital," Rob Stokes said today. 
"This exciting new building showcases the future of healthcare on the northern beaches and the long-awaited modernisation of our local health facilities.

"It's really encouraging to walk into a brand-new hospital facility and see what's in store for our community. 

"This is the first major addition to Mona Vale Hospital in decades and confirms its positive future and ongoing redevelopment. 

"This is something our community should be really proud of. 

"I encourage everyone to get along and take advantage of this special opportunity, “Rob Stokes said.

Capital works projects at Mona Vale Hospital include:
Permanent improvements recently completed
• Upgrade and expansion of the Cora Adcock Palliative Care Unit.
• Relocation and expansion of the hospital’s helicopter facility to accommodate larger, modern medical helicopters.
• Renovation of the Hydrotherapy Pool Building.
• Expansion of the Rehabilitation and Assessment Unit to accommodate an additional 26 inpatient beds.
Permanent improvements currently underway
Expansion of the Emergency Department to accommodate a new 10 bed Short Stay Unit.
Permanent improvements soon to commence
Construction of a new ($30 million+) multi-storey Community Health Building.
Renovation of the hospital’s staff and community kiosk