The Lismore Base Hospital.
The Lismore Base Hospital. Cathy Adams

Budget: $21b spend on NSW health services

LISMORE Hospital will receive $62.7 million to continue major upgrades in 2015-16, while construction of the new Byron Central Hospital has been allocated $57.3 million in the State Budget.

Works at Lismore will expand the emergency department and renal dialysis and ambulatory care units. Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced a record $21 billion spend on her portfolio over the next four years.

She said it would cater 90,000 more patients in emergency departments, 3100 additional elective surgeries and 40,000 extra hospital admissions.

The package includes $250,000 in 2015-16 for ongoing upgrades to ambulatory care services at Grafton Hospital and $1.2 million to upgrade Coffs Harbour Hospital's car park.

Tweed Hospital will share $11.8 million with four other facilities for planning for future works, with $48 million due to be spent there on improvements in 2016-17.


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