Already, the hospital is proving a huge success, with its 100th patient through the doors on 31 May, and its 500th during the week of its official opening!
Congratulations Team Tuggerah!
Dignitaries, VIPs, stakeholders, community and Healthe Care management and staff joined our Tuggerah Lakes and Central Coast teams for an official opening event onsite; also including a smoking ceremony to recognise the past, present and future owners of this prime parcel of land on which the hospital is built.
As our first New South Wales greenfield development, the opening celebrated the hard work and committment of all involved throughout the hospital’s 18 month construction phase, with over $31 million invested in facilities and equipment.
The event was attended by Member for Wyong, David Harris MP; Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP; The Hon. Taylor Martin MLC; Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith; Australian Unity Head of Healthcare Property, Chris Smith; and representatives from the Central Coast Council, along with our Tuggerah Lakes, Central Coast and Healthe Care teams.
Co-Founder and Director of Healthe Care, Geoff Sam described the new hospital as a key healthcare facility working closely alongside Wyong Public Hospital; while David Harris MP, likened our stunning new purpose-built hospital as a ‘coming of age’ for the Wyong area, with over 100 construction and healthcare jobs created so far.
Tuggerah Lakes Private CEO, Laura Barnett confirmed this state-of-the-art facility brings with it, new opportunities for high quality patient-centred healthcare on the Central Coast.
“I’m confident the hospital will significantly improve the availability of health services now and into the future.”
“Tuggerah Lakes is truly a hospital built by local people for the people of the Central Coast, with notable collaborations with the students of Kanwal Public School, local artists Margrete Erling and Skye Mescall, construction by Red Eye Constructions, and local catering company Cateraid,” said Laura.
Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital (20 beds) complements Healthe Care’s already extensive range of existing private surgical, medical, mental health and rehabilitation services further down the Central Coast, at our other established hospitals – Gosford Private Hospital (129 beds, Gosford) and Brisbane Waters Private Hospital (109 beds, Woy Woy).
Already, Tuggerah Lakes Private has attracted high quality specialists and surgeons from across the Coast, Sydney and Newcastle, and includes three operating theatres, day and inpatient beds, specialist consulting rooms, pathology and radiology services, and an onsite café.
Congratulations to all involved for the success of Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital, now and into the future.