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St. George Hospital upgrade is ahead of schedule

By Louise Morrin

People looking to buy property in the Carlton area are in for a bit of good news. The planned upgrades at St. George Hospital in Kogarah are under budget and ahead of schedule.

An impressive update

According to New South Wales treasurer Gladys Berejiklian, the renovations at St. George Hospital will cost $30million less than expected. The project is also going to be completed six months ahead of schedule.

“The people of this region will be getting the upgrade sooner. They’ll be getting best class services,” said Berejiklian in Kogarah on 27 January.

According to the NSW government, the upgrades to St. George Hospital were going to be finished at the end of 2017 and were estimated at $307million. The hospital renovations now cost $277million total and are expected to be completed by the middle of 2017.

What’s changing at St. George Hospital?

The renovations at St. George Hospital include a new helipad and an Acute Services Building (ASB). With new operating theatres and inpatient beds, the ASB will result in even higher standards of care for patients at St. George.

The seven-storey building is being built above the new emergency department, the site of the hospital’s other recent renovation. Redevelopment of the emergency department cost $41million, and signifies the government’s commitment to quality healthcare in the St. George area.

“Unfortunately the infrastructure has become tired and in need of a major overhaul, which is why we built the new emergency department and why we have moved quickly to start construction of the $307million Acute Services Building,” said Jillian Skinner – minister of health for NSW – in a press release last February.

The upgrades at St. George Hospital will be a great benefit to local residents. If you want to join them, contact Ray White Carlton to learn more about real estate in St. George today.

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