The Central Coast community is invited to contribute to the design of a new 12-bed Palliative Care Unit at Wyong Hospital, which will support people with a life limiting illness, their carers and families.
NSW Health Minister Ryan Park said community input into the design of the new unit was important to ensure it meets the needs of patients and their families.
“The new Palliative Care Unit in Wyong will deliver high quality care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses, in a comfortable and home like environment when they need it most,” Mr Park said.
“The new facility will be designed to complement the palliative care services already provided at Gosford Hospital and in the community.”
Member for Wyong David Harris said a lead design team has been appointed to help finalise the clinical scope and master plan the new unit.
“The new purpose-built Palliative Care Unit will complement Wyong Hospital’s existing palliative and supportive care teams by providing a higher level of care in a comfortable and welcoming environment when care at home is not possible due to acute clinical or social needs,” Mr Harris said.
“This is a unique opportunity to design a world-class palliative care unit here at Wyong Hospital and it is vital that we have local community input for such an essential service.”
Community members who wish to contribute to the design process are invited to register their interest at www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/
Construction will start in 2024 following planning and design, in consultation with hospital staff, local health providers and the community.