Nightcliff Renal Unit Facility To Support More Than 120 Local Jobs

Nightcliff Renal Unit Facility To Support More Than 120 Local Jobs

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

Construction Commences On The Nightcliff Renal Unit Facility

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government is improving access to quality health services with construction works commencing on the new $10.5 Million Nightcliff renal Unit (NRU) Facility.

“Territory Government is creating jobs and improving health services. These upgrades to the Nightcliff Renal Unit Facility will support more than 120 local jobs and provide a much-needed boost to renal services.” Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.

“End stage renal failure is a life-threatening condition affecting too many Territorians, and we have to ensure that every Territorian can access quality dialysis services they need.”

Hundreds of Territorians rely on life-saving dialysis treatments every year, and many Darwin locals rely on treatment at the Nightcliff Renal Unit Facility.

This critical unit will continue to treat Territorians while construction of a new centre is underway.

Works delivered by local contractor Sitzler will be undertaken in 3 stages to maintain high quality patient care.

Expansion and upgrade will provide a fit for purpose clinical services facility that will improve the functionality and the patient care environment and increase the capacity from 28 to 32 dialysis chairs.

“Kidney disease is already a big problem on the Tiwi Islands and across the Territory and it’s important for our mob to have access to quality health services the Nightcliff Renal Facility is a great support for our community.” Member for Arafura Lawrence Costa: said.

Alongside the upgraded treatment area, works will include a new patient consultation and reception area, new staff area including additional office space, improved parking facilities and site landscaping.

Development creates more than 120 jobs during construction, including 17 Aboriginal employees and 7 apprentices.

Works are anticipated to be completed by February 2020.