FOR several months now, those driving in Albury’s Borella Road have been watching as the region’s new cancer centre has taken shape in front of the existing hospital buildings.
What was a large hole in the ground that remained empty for some time during spring and summer rain is now the site of a three-storey structure in line with the striking design developed by architects Billard Leece partnership.
Those early delays will mean that the new centre will now be ready for occupation early next year and be fully operational a few months later.
After the major “bones” of the building is completed in the next five to six weeks, attention will turn to the major task of fitting it out and that is expected to take the rest of the year.
At the same time, agreements for the operation and management of the centre will be negotiated — between the government and private sector partners that include the NSW and Victorian health departments, Albury Wodonga Health and Ramsay Health.
These agreements are vital to the long-term success of the centre.
They must ensure that state-of-the- art centre that cost taxpayers $70million provides the region with the very highest standard of care.
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.