490 Locals Register Their Interest For Work At Palmerston Regional Hospital

490 Locals Register Their Interest For Work At Palmerston Regional Hospital

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

Palmerston Regional Hospital Nears Completion

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government is improving health services with the long awaited Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) now just months from completion.

Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the project delivers the high quality health services that Palmerston and rural Darwin residents deserve and also creates jobs.

“This state-of-the-art medical facility will create 300 new health roles.” Minister Fyles said.

“Recruitment is well underway within the Territory and interstate with 134 jobs already advertised and a number of positions already appointed.”

More than 490 locals have registered their interest for new roles at PRH.

Minister for Infrastructure Nicole Manison said the Territory Government is investing in infrastructure to create local jobs and this project has provided a significant boost to the local economy.

“More than 55 trade packages have been released as part of these works with 97% of all contracts going to Territory businesses.” Minister Manison said.

“Around 180 workers, from more than 80 local businesses are involved in current works.”

“Major structural works at the 116 bed facility are now complete, with mains water, sewerage and power now connected.”

“An extensive schedule of fit out works, including floor tiling and ceiling lighting is progressing. The Emergency Department is almost complete, operating theatres have been fitted with equipment and the installation of the hospitals industrial kitchen is well underway.” Minister Manison said.

Construction is expected to be completed in March, ahead of a 3 month commissioning phase that will rigorously test all equipment and procedures ahead of a proposed opening in July.