Stage one of Mossman Hospital upgrades complete



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Mossman Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Peter LeGriffon in front of a new air-conditioning unit, a part of the Mossman Hospital upgrades. Image: Supplied.

A significant upgrade of the historic Mossman Hospital is currently underway with the first stage now completed.

A refurbished administration area at the rear of the hospital has been finalised to enable work to begin on the Emergency Department as part of the $10.1 million upgrade.

Stage one of the project includes a refurbished administration building, a new building for medical records and installation of a chiller plant which is one of the main components for the replacement air conditioning system.

A new entry walkway has also been completed making it safer for people with mobility issues to access the facility.

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui MP said she is pleased to see the builder, WIP construction, had continued building despite the challenges of COVID-19.

“I am excited to hear of the latest developments with the Mossman hospital project,” Ms Lui said.

“A lot of care and time is being taken with this project to protect the heritage of the site and as part of the work, we will be reopening the iconic main entrance to incorporate and maintain heritage values into the new design.”

Mossman Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Peter LeGriffon said the new administration area had been warmly received by staff.

“This work will significantly help to improve patient flow, safety, privacy and service delivery,” Mr LeGriffon said.

“Renovation of the clinical store will now begin to create the new Emergency Department with a larger triage area and treatment spaces.

“The next stage is about transforming and modernising the main emergency department, specialist rooms and new administration front desk.”

Work on the Emergency Department is expected to be completed later this year.

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