$3 MILLION COMMITMENT FOR MRI AT LITHGOW HOSPITAL IS ON TRACK FOR END OF 2021
A commitment of $3 million from the NSW Government to deliver the Lithgow community a world-class MRI service is on track with extensive planning and consultation taking place.
According to Member for Bathurst Paul Toole this has determined the new service will be delivered as a new build extension to the Lithgow Hospital.
“The new service, which will be constructed on the southern end of the hospital, will provide enough space to operate the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine and ensure the service is well-located near other clinical and medical imaging services at the hospital,” Mr Toole said.
“Construction will also include a staff station, patient waiting area, change rooms and bathrooms.
“The construction work is scheduled to start in coming months, following a construction tender process to determine a builder.
“Work is expected to be completed and the MRI operational by the end of 2021.”
Mr Toole said the MRI will save locals the inconvenience of travelling outside the region to access a diagnostic scanner.
“The NSW Government is focused on ensuring local communities continue to receive high-quality health care,” he said.
NBMLHD will keep the community updated on the progress of this important initiative.