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Works begin on Eye and Ear redevelopment

January 13, 2014

Works begin on Eye and Ear redevelopment The gantry structure in Morrison Place

Following the appointment of Hansen Yuncken as the Construction Manager in October, construction works commenced on-site at the Eye and Ear in late November 2013.

Hansen Yuncken are highly experienced in their field and have completed similar redevelopment projects at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney, and Launceston General Hospital. They will be responsible for the entire five-year project, including all construction, site logistics, sub-contracting and procurement.

The works have been carefully staged to allow the hospital to continue to provide eye, ear, nose and throat care services to the community. The next step is to establish the site in preparation for the redevelopment works, which will be accessed mainly via Morrison Place. This will impact on the availability of street parking in Morrison Place and Gisborne Street.

Staff, patients and visitors are encouraged to use the Wilson Parking facilities at 410 Albert Street and 90 Victoria Parade, or take public transport.

To ensure that patients and carers continue to have access to the hospital, a number of measures, including temporary hoardings, barriers, overhead protection and directional signage will be in place during all stages of the redevelopment.

The redevelopment of the Eye and Ear will enable the hospital to better meet the current and future demand. Clinical services will be consolidated on lower levels of the hospital and provide major improvements in emergency, operating theatre and specialist clinics. This will mean easier access for patients and reduced waiting times. The work is expected to be completed in late 2017.