Minister Announces Tender For LGH Children’s Ward 4K Redevelopment

Minister Announces Tender For LGH Children’s Ward 4K Redevelopment

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson

Tender Awarded For LGH Children’s Ward 4K Redevelopment And Expansion

Victor P Taffa

Awarding of the $10.2 Million contract for the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) Ward 4K redevelopment is another example of the Hodgman Government delivering on its plan for a better health system for all Tasmanians.

Redevelopment is part of our record investment of $575 Million of additional funding into Tasmania’s health system over the next six years, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said.

Ward 4K redevelopment contract has been awarded to Tasmanian company Fairbrother Pty Ltd.

This important project will deliver a brand new, contemporary 36-bed facility that will meet the latest in modern standards and ensure our staff have the space they need to deliver the highest quality health care.

“Redeveloped ward will provide for an integrated facility, incorporating both a Paediatric Inpatient Unit and Paediatric Inpatient Mental Health Unit.” Minister Ferguson said.

“Once open, it will be the first time ever that Tasmanians have had access to specialist Paediatric Inpatient Mental Health facilities, filling a long-standing service gap and enabling better care for young people across the North and North-West.”

Shell works to facilitate the new Women’s and Children’s Precinct will also be undertaken as a variation to this contract while the full project scoping work is completed. Importantly, this will avoid the need for disruption and decanting to the new Ward 4K once the construction is finalised.

“Finally, the project includes the removal of the remaining non-compliant external cladding and reinstallation of new cladding to existing hospital facades. This follows the high-priority replacement of the cladding in the Ambulance Bay, at the entrance to the Emergency Department and around the Specialist Clinics, which is currently underway.”

Work on the redevelopment is expected to commence later this month and be completed around mid-2019.

“Fairbrother Pty Ltd is a proud Tasmanian company that has recently undertaken several significant capital works projects that are benefitting the Tasmanian health system.” Minister Ferguson said.