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Hospital plans new second-storey ward
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Hospital plans new second-storey ward

A proposal to build a $9 million second-storey hospital ward with 28 beds has been received by Central Coast Council.

Healthe Care Australia has submitted a development application for its Brisbane Waters Private Hospital in Vidler Ave, Woy Woy, that would see floor area, total bed numbers and car parking all increase by 25 per cent.

"The proposed development aims to enhance the existing hospitals capacity and availability of on-site parking," according to the application submitted by SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd.

The plans see the hospital's total floor area increase by 1731 square metres from 7670 square metres to 9401 square metres.

Total bed numbers would increase by 35 from 139 to 174.

Car parking spaces would increase by 15 from 118 to 133.

Staff numbers are expected to increase by 12 from 79 to 91, a15 per cent increase.

The second-storey addition to the northern hospital ward would result in an additional 28 patient rooms, six group rooms, four consulting rooms, gym, art room, "breakout space" and staff rooms, SLR stated.

Internal reconfiguration of the existing hospital would replace a kiosk and two "rejuvenation rooms" with five new patient rooms.

A small new addition at the southern corner of the existing hospital building would add two more patient rooms.

Two single dwellings located on hospital grounds opposite the hospital would be demolished to provide 23 car parking spaces.

However, five spaces adjoining the dwellings and three spaces at the southern corner of the hospital building would be removed.

The application claims to comply with all planning provisions, with the exception of "the provision of shade trees supporting the new car park expansion".

"Primarily the proposed changes are to provide additional patient beds to the existing hospital and provide a number of minor reconfigurations and additions elsewhere in the hospital to respond to the changing needs of both patients and staff," the consultants said.

The application is open for public comment until October 18.




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