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Kevin Hogan and NNSW LHD Executive director Lynne Weir (left) brief Assistant Minister for Health Senator Fiona Nash about the upgrade of Casino Hospital ED during a recent visit.

 The tender to redevelop the Emergency Department at Casino & District Memorial Hospital has been awarded Woollam Constructions.

Announcing the successful tenderer, the Federal MP Page Kevin Hogan said, “It is well known that the current ED at Casino Hospital has poor space utilisation and in need of a major upgrade. The Coalition Government has provided $3 million to the Northern NSW Local Health District to fund this redevelopment.”

The ED redevelopment will include a new Triage area, two new Resuscitation Bays, Four new Treatment Bays, redesigned Ambulance entry, a dedicated ED Staff Room and Improved security.

The Project Architectural and Project Management packages were let to Granatelli and Stone, Architects who completed the design phase of the program. 

Woollam has offices in Ballina and employs local tradesmen.

This is fantastic news for the Casino ED staff, who have been working in difficult conditions for some time now. This upgrade of the Casino Hospital ED will assist the staff to attend to patients in a more timely way and therefore, be of great benefit to patients and staff,” Kevin Hogan said.