June 27 will mark the practical completion of the first stage of the new Echuca hospital.IVY WISE May 14, 2014 3:10am
In just over nine weeks, Echuca Regional Health staff and patients will move into the new hospital.
Chief executive Michael Delahunty said June 27 would mark the practical completion of the first stage of the new hospital, deeming it safe for occupancy.
‘‘We will then own the building,’’ Mr Delahunty said.
‘‘After taking possession, we will start moving in smaller items, training staff and doing test runs, which will take about two weeks, before it is cleaned.
‘‘We will move patients from the old hospital to the new one on Thursday, July 17. This will be a great celebration.’’
Mr Delahunty said it would be a busy day, with about 40 patients expected to be moved.
‘‘Before we move patients in, we are keen to give the local community the opportunity to walk through this new building and see the facility first-hand and how much better it is than what staff and patients are having to contend with,’’ he said.
The public open days will be held on the weekend of July 12-13.
Mr Delahunty said once the old Camray, Johnson and Rose Baker wings were empty, it would have two weeks to decommission the old hospital, before moving to the next stage
At the moment, workers are fitting all the services and carrying out industrial cleaning.
Mr Delahunty said he was pleased with the progress.
‘‘We had a walk-through about 10 days ago, the board and executive staff, and the thing that hit us the most was how much wider the corridors are. The amount of natural light is impressive and obvious,’’ he said.
‘‘We are excited and pleased with the result and look forward to using it.’’
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