April 30, 2021

Major move into new Wards next week

Stage 2 works of the Northern Hospital Expansion Project, into what is now named the ‘Main Ward Block’ have been completed and we are in the final stages of the move.

On the ground floor, we will have our new concierge service which is an extension of existing main reception services, satellite pharmacy, orthotics and Transit Lounge 2 which we have been able to utilise for our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Next week, Level 3, 4 and 5 of the Main Ward Block will be opening. Attached is a summary of which areas will be on each level of the new building. ​

“This has been a huge piece of work during all stages of the expansion with specifications, planning, building, functional training, and operational readiness,” said Jane Poxon, Chief Operating Officer.

During the move, the current Ward 18 will move into Wards 20 and 21, while Ward 13 will move into Ward 19.

Move Schedule: 

Date​ Area Opening Speciality​
Monday 3 May Ground Floor Concierge
Tuesday 4 May Ward 20 Respiratory/Medicine
Tuesday 4 May Ward 21 Neurology/Medicine
Wednesday 5 May Ward 19 Plastics and Orthopaedics/Surgery

“The successful move and opening of the new Main Ward Block is a key focus for the entire health service over the next week,” said Jane.

“Thank you to all staff involved in the planning and preparation of this significant move.”