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Wollongong Hospital Children’s Ward Upgrade

PLEASE BE AWARE OF ACCESS CHANGES TO WOLLONGONG HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S WARD (LEVEL 3)

The Wollongong Hospital Children’s Ward has commenced its transformation, with construction works underway as part of a major redevelopment.

Stage 1 of the project is the largest and most significant in the overall planned redevelopment and includes the realignment of the main corridor outside the Children’s Ward to increase its footprint.

From Monday 15 April, hoarding will be installed on level 3 to create a barrier between the ward and the construction area. 

As a result, there will be no through access via the main corridor on level 3. Refer to the below table for the appropriate access points:

Children’s Ward C Lifts
Endoscopy C Lifts
C3 West C Lifts
B3 East B Lifts
ICU A or B Lifts

This access is expected to be restricted until late 2019.    

Directional signage and flyers are in place to assist patients, visitors and staff.  

The redevelopment project will allow Wollongong Hospital to deliver holistic care to more than 3,500 children and their families each year by creating new clinical spaces and new upgraded facilities for parents and carers to take a break, and recharge, so they can better support their sick children.

The project has been made possible thanks to a $1 million donation from the Illawarra Community Foundation, with much of the funds raised by the local Illawarra community through i98FM’s Illawarra Convoy.  Additionally, a $250,000 investment from the NSW Government will allow us to deliver improvements to family facilities during Stage 1.  

Wollongong Hospital Management appreciates that this project may cause some inconvenience and we thank you for your patience while we undertake this important work.