stage 3a


Stage 3a of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment commenced in June 2014 and was completed in July 2016. It involved construction of a new South Tower at the front of the site, including part construction of the helipad, and a new exterior front entry to the existing Hospital Main Entrance, a new patient drop-off area, and some internal existing building refurbishments.

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Stage 3a included:
A new and larger 51 treatment Emergency Department  comprising

  • A new ED Short Stay Unit
  • A Fast Track unit
  • A 19-bed Acute area
  • A four-bed resuscitation area
  • An ED Paediatrics area
  • An ED Streaming area to triage and manage patient flow
A new and larger Renal Department comprising: 
  • 18 haemodialysis treatment spaces, including three isolation rooms
  •  Three peritoneal dialysis home training rooms
  •  A private courtyard
  •  Spacious front entrance and forecourt area

The new facilities mean the hospital can expand its capacity to treat patients and meet the growing community demand for services into the future.

Stage 3a had a capital budget of $80.25 million – with $60.25 million from the Australian Government’s Health and Hospitals Fund and $20 million from the NSW Government.