Additional car parking spaces being developed at the Dubbo Hospital precinct are scheduled to be finished in the next few months, according to Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders.
New aerial images show the works progressing on the additional car parking spaces and the new Western Cancer Centre.
The upgrades will deliver more than 350 additional spaces, which includes a site at the main hospital entrance, as well as a multi-level complex planned on the western side.
Mr Saunders turned the first sod on the $30 million project, in March.
"The new car park close to the main entry point of the hospital is scheduled to be finished in the next few months and will open shortly after," Mr Saunders said. "That is one part of the overall project, and will tie in with a multi-storey carpark on the western side of the hospital. Significant preparation work has been done and hopefully concrete will start being poured in the coming weeks."
The additional spaces will be available for staff, visitors and patients, and aim to support the uplift in services being offered as a result of the redevelopment of the hospital, including the new Western Cancer Centre being constructed.
"Major medical equipment has been installed and the contractors are now working hard on finalising the interior finishes, equipment testing, external facade work and landscaping," Mr Saunders said. "There will be an open day at the centre before it opens, to give the community a chance to see just how amazing this facility will be for not only our community, but the wider western region.
"This centre will literally be a life saver for people, and while it would be better if it wasn't needed, it's great to know that people in regional NSW will have access to such a wonderful complex."
Meanwhile, the main corridor of the new Macquarie Building, located at the hospital entrance, now features an 18 meter display of the health service's 150 year history.
The display was created to recognise the people, buildings and moments that made Dubbo Health Service what it is today.
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