The public can once again access Yass Hospital from the main entrance, with the new ‘air lock’ officially open to the public from 9:00am Wednesday 11 September 2019.
The new ‘air lock’ will assist in protecting the hospital from the outside elements as well as improve security for the health service.
All patients, carers and visitors needing to access the hospital should do so via the Main entrance at the front of the facility, with parking arrangements to continue as usual.
Emergency vehicle access will now also be maintained through the front entrance, with deliveries to continue at the rear of the building.
The $8 Million Yass Hospital Redevelopment to improve and upgrade the health facility is set to be complete in 2020.
The Health District’s priority is to ensure patients, carers, visitors and staff are kept safe while these works are ongoing, if you have any questions or concerns please call 02 6220 2000.
This work is part of the NSW Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Program, which includes 24-hour access to emergency care, an additional treatment bay, dedicated ambulance entry point, an increase in patient bed capacity, improved community and allied health facilities and ongoing access to X-ray services.
Between mid-2012 and mid 2019 the Southern New South Wales Local Health District increased its workforce by an additional 467 full time equivalent staff – an increase of 26.4% including 49 more doctors, 158 more nurses and midwives, and 68 more allied health staff.
The 2019-20 budget for Southern New South Wales (SNSWLHD) is $434 million, this is an increase of $13 million on the previous financial year’s annualised budget.