The construction of the $35 million Western Cancer Centre on the campus of Dubbo Hospital has progressed to the point where Health Infrastructure is looking ahead to its official opening and community open day "later this year".
Workers are now focused on making the interior of the cancer centre on the western side of the hospital campus ready for staff and patients.
"The interior fit-out of the cancer centre is underway including installation of medical equipment, landscaping, the front entrance, roadworks and artwork," a Health Infrastructure spokesman said.
"An official opening and community open day for the cancer centre is planned later this year."
The cancer centre is being built by Lipman Pty Ltd and the adjoining Macquarie Building by Hansen Yuncken.
The linkway between the Macquarie Building and cancer centre was nearing completion, the Health Infrastructure spokesman said.
Like the cancer centre, the Macquarie Building at the front of the hospital campus was "well- progressed and expected to be completed in the coming months", he said.
"In the Macquarie Building the intensive care unit works are nearing completion and will be followed by minor works to internal corridors and public spaces," the Health Infrastructure spokesman said.
The Macquarie Building's "biggest emergency department in country NSW" was completed in March 2021 after being in service for almost a year.
Ambulatory Care staff moved onto level one in April followed by doctors working at the Specialist Medical Centre at Manera Plaza.
Level two of the building will house an intensive care unit, coronary care unit and "cath lab".
Meanwhile, Hansen Yuncken is focused on the construction of two new car parks, near the emergency department and on the western side of the hospital campus.
They will boost the hospital's free car parking spaces by about 370 to about 1000, and should be completed in mid-2022.
The NSW government is funding the $30 million parking project.
The Macquarie Building has emerged under its $150 million stage three and four redevelopment of the hospital.
The federal government has chipped in $25 million for the cancer centre.
The cancer centre will offer chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
It will have the only PET CT scanner in the region and a wellness centre offering non-medical treatments.
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