NSW Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor, Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang, Edward River Mayor Peta Betts, and Carla Bailey MLHD’s Director of Clinical Operations, have helped officially open the new and improved emergency department at Deniliquin Hospital, marking the completion of the second stage of upgrade works.

Mayor Betts said her council is thrilled with the new, bright and welcoming emergency department.

“We were so excited when this $4.6 million upgrade of Deniliquin Hospital was announced.

“This new emergency department is exactly what our community has been calling for, and Council is proud to have supported this important investment in our region.”

Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said the emergency department is new age, functional and spacious.

“Through an election commitment in 2019, I was delighted the Federal Coalition could play a part in making it happen. This is a good day for Deni.”

The new emergency department includes a dedicated entrance for ambulances and patients, new emergency treatment consultation space, and refurbished waiting area.

Other works include the relocation of the oncology unit, full upgrade to the day surgery unit and a new CT scanner.

Work on the final stage of the project; an upgrade of the operating theatre and air conditioning units will start in coming months.

The upgraded emergency department is part of a $4.6 million project being delivered over three stages, funded by $3.2 million from the NSW Government and $1.4 million from the Federal Government.