The construction of a new building at Griffith Base Hospital is officially underway.
The first lot of concrete for the new non-clinical services building was poured on Tuesday.
Once constructed, the building will house all resources not directly involved in treating patients - such as IT staff, food services, cleaning resources, and a delivery dock.
Work on the building is expected to finish in August this year, and support staff will begin to move in throughout August and September.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) described the start of construction on the building as a major milestone for the $250 million redevelopment of Griffith Base Hospital.
MLHD's manager of redevelopment and infrastructure Marianne Warren said moving staff into the new building will pave the way for the construction of the new hospital building to go ahead.
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The new non-clinical services building will ensure hospital support services can continue operating as construction of the new hospital building takes place.
According to MLHD, the non-clinical services building will provide staff with an improved work evironment with abundant access to natural light and staff amenities.
The building faces Warrambool Street and is adjacent to St Vincent's Private Community Hospital.
Member of the NSW Lesislative Council Wes Fang said construction of the non-clinical services building getting underway was "a significant occasion".
"It's an exciting time for the Hospital, community and particularly for staff and various departments who will be involved in this next phase of the project," Mr Fang said.
The hospital's re-development is estimated to be completed in 2025.
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