Construction Zones a $10,000 Showground Car Park
Visitors and staff using the
bonus for Emergency Dept
Showground Car Park are advised
that the car park will be closed from
19th December 2003 & will re-open
on 5th January 2004.
Staff in Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Department
will benefit from a recent donation Showground Car Park & the Shuttle
bus to the Showground will continue
to operate from 5th January until the
Multi-Level car park opens at Gosford
The Courtesy Bus route will not
include the Showground Car Park
stop during the Car Park’s closure.
The Courtesy Bus will run to an
amended timetable over the festive
Christmas Eve............0800 - 1630
From Christmas Day to 2nd January 2004
there will be no service available.
Normal service resumes on Monday 5th
January (0600 -1830)
Clinical Stream Manager-Critical Care, Todd McEwan & Area Director of
Emergency Services, David Kirkpatrick take a firm grip on the donation as they Thank You
stand on the site of the new Emergency Department
W ho’d have thought that turning parts of Beane and Cape Streets into A big thank you to staff,
temporary construction zones would provide a $10,000 injection for
visitors and patients for your
assistance and understanding
Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Department. during a very busy year for
The idea to make a donation to Gosford Hospital came about when the the redevelopment at Gosford
Walter Construction Group entered into discussions with Gosford Council
& Wyong Hospitals.
regarding the levy for the temporary construction zones. Council came
We look forward to an
up with the idea to donate half of the fees to the hospital and the Walter exciting 2004 as we prepare
Group had just the department in mind. to open major healthcare
services for the community.
Having had to disrupt the Emergency Department earlier in the year to
carry out some additional works the Walter Group were keen for the
Have a safe and healthy
donation to be used to improve the working environment for staff in the
Christmas and holiday season.
department. The donation will be used to fit-out the Emergency
Department with specialist chart trolleys. Capital Development Team
2003 - A Look Back through the Year
January June October
l Child & Family Health officially opens l ‘Walter’ the 48m high tower crane is l Erina Community Health Centre &
in Gosford CBD. installed at Gosford Hospital. After-Hours Surgery opens.
l Excavation continues at Wyong & l Concrete slab for the 50 bed Mental l Work continues pouring slabs for the
Gosford Hospital construction sites. Health facility at Wyong Hospital is 5-level Gosford Hospital.
l ‘Display’ wards go on show at Gosford
& Wyong for staff feedback.
l Woy Woy dental clinic officially opens. l Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Dept
l Major contractor Walter Construction July receives $10,000 boost from the Walter
Group moves on site at Gosford & l Erina Community Health Centre opens. Group & Gosford Council.
Wyong as construction phase begins. l Pouring of concrete slabs for Wyong & l New car park at Wyong Hospital’s
Gosford Hospitals main buildings Emergency Dept. eases access for visitors.
commences. l ‘Breaking through’ preparation
March commences to join old with new at
l $1 million CT scanner commences Gosford Hospital.
l Exhibition by Fine Arts students
operations at Wyong Hospital. August highlights Gosford Hospital staff.
l Excavation continues at Wyong
Hospital. l Arts for Health gallery opens at Wyong
Hospital with an exhibition of historical
photos from the Tuggerah Lakes region.
l Work starts on new entrance to l Brickwork is completed & roof goes on
Gosford Hospital’s Emergency Dept. September l
new Mental Health facility at Wyong.
Multi-Level car park at Gosford nears
l Construction of multi-level car park
l Concrete slab for the 3rd level of the the first stage of completion.
commences at Gosford Hospital.
new Wyong Hospital is completed.
l Cardiac Angiography Unit celebrates
May its first anniversary & 1000th patient.
l High rainfall waterlogs both
construction sites. l An exciting year ahead for healthcare
l Interior & exterior colour schemes on the Central Coast with major new
finalised for both hospitals following facilities opening. Stay tuned!
Don’t forget to visit the Staff
The Arts for Health gallery on Level 3 at
Gosford Hospital is currently featuring an
exhibition titled, “Essential Work, Special
People”. The aim of the exhibition is to
highlight some of the hospital’s less well-
known services by focussing on some of the
staff from these areas.
If you’re in the area take a look. If you’re a
staff member you might even recognise a
A joint initiative with the University of
Newcastle’s School of Humanities the
exhibition is part of Central Coast Health’s
Art & Cultural Program aimed at bringing the
benefits of art into healthcare.
The exibition runs until the end of Jan 2004.
Stephen Wall from Support Services checks out his portrait
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