Early site works have commenced on one of the Northern Territory Government’s biggest infrastructure projects – the Palmerston Regional Hospital.
This is welcome news for residents of property in Palmerston who currently have to travel up to 22 kilometres to Darwin’s only inpatient services located in the suburb of Tiwi.
The project which is one of the most important in improving the health outcomes of Territorians is on track to begin construction in 2016.
The next step of the project is construction of the major upgrade of the Temple Terrace and Stuart Highway intersection, to accommodate the increased traffic demand to the area.
The Palmerston Regional Hospital will relieve the pressure placed on Royal Darwin Hospital, and respond to the growing health care needs of owners of real estate in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas.
“The Palmerston Regional Hospital will provide medical and surgical services including cardiology, renal services, cancer services, maternal and child health including antenatal and postnatal care, with birthing services to be delivered as part of Stage Two” Minister for Health Robyn Lambley said.