Work is under way on the $96 million redevelopment of Modbury Hospital on Smart Road, due for completion in 2021.
The redevelopment includes a 20-bed palliative care unit with garden access, eight-bed emergency extended care unit and a 26-bed short-stay general medical unit.
Also among the many improvements is an upgrade to the hospital facade (pictured) and installation of four new contemporary operating theatres.
A public display, including a fly-through video to showcase the new exterior design features, is expected to be installed in the main foyer of the hospital in coming weeks.
In other positive news about the local health sector, Helping Hand is expected to open the doors of its multi-million dollar aged-care home at Golden Grove in April this year.
This will bring 130 new jobs to our area, while offering respite and permanent care for 110 people.
“As local people age they will have the opportunity to stay connected to their community with the chance to live close to family and friends,” said Helping Hand CEO Chris Stewart.
Two other aged-care providers, ECH and Resthaven, have separately purchased allotments of vacant land on Smart Rd, Modbury – both announcing plans to build aged-care developments in the future.
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