From Tuesday 22 September 2020, the only access for patients and visitors to the Cooma Hospital will be through the temporary Emergency Department (ED) entrance.
In line with NSW Health Covid-19 guidelines everyone entering Cooma Hospital will have their temperature taken at this entrance and be asked a series of screening questions.
The new entrance is adjacent to the old main entrance via Bent Street. Wayfinding and signage is in place to direct visitors and patients and accessible parking spaces are available.
The temporary ED opened in July and was delivered as part of the first stage of the Cooma Hospital redevelopment project.
The first phase of the Redevelopment included an expansion to the existing hospital building and temporary relocation of the ED to facilitate the next stage of works; the refurbishment and expansion of the current ED.
The Redevelopment works have paused. Southern NSW Local Health District and Health Infrastructure will recommence works onsite when operational demands allow.
The NSW Government is committed to the Redevelopment of Cooma Hospital.
The NSW Government is investing in health facilities across the Southern NSW Local Health District. This includes $18.6 million for the Cooma Hospital Redevelopment, the redevelopment of the Yass Hospital and Braidwood MPS as part of the Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service Program and the $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment.The NSW Government has also committed $200 million to deliver the new Eurobodalla Health Service.