The newest health care facility on the Central Coast, Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital, Kanwal, has created more than 100 jobs so far and an investment of $31m in facilities and equipment.
After more than 18 months of construction, the hospital was officially opened on June 25 and has attracted high quality specialists and surgeons from across the Coast, Sydney and Newcastle.
There are three operating theatres, day and in-patient beds, specialist consulting rooms, pathology and radiology services and an on-site café.
The hospital caters for multiple specialties, including orthopaedics; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; colorectal; gynaecology; urology; plastic surgery; vascular surgery and dental.
Hospital CEO, Laura Barnett, said: “We are excited to be officially opening our state-of-the-art facility to the people of the northern end of the Central Coast.
“Construction has involved a multitude of local suppliers, community leaders, school children and doctors,” she said.
“Notable collaborations are Kanwal Public School students, local artists, Margrete Erling and Skye Mescall, Red Eye Constructions and catering company, Cateraid.
“It is truly a hospital built by local people, for local people,” Barnett said.
Part of the Healthe Care Australia group, Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital is the first greenfield development undertaken by the group in NSW.
It complements the range of private surgical, medical, mental health and rehabilitation services available at the group’s other established hospitals, Gosford Private Hospital and Brisbane Waters Private Hospital.
Co-Founder and Director of Healthe Care Australia, Geoff Sam, described the new hospital as a key health care facility, working closely alongside Wyong Public Hospital, which is located opposite on the Pacific Highway at Kanwal.
At the official opening, Member for Wyong, David Harris, described the new development as a “coming of age” for the Wyong area, with more than 100 construction and health care jobs being created by the project so far.
The event was also attended by: Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, representing the Prime Minister; Taylor Martin MLC; Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith; representatives from Central Coast Council; executives from Healthe Care Australia; and, staff from Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital.
Media release, June 28
Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital