Hospital's ward expansion application lodged

Plans have been advertised for an $8 million expansion to the Launceston General Hospital.

In May, 2016, the government announced it would invest millions in redeveloping ward 4K.

The refurbished ward will incorporate specialist mental health facilities and a purpose-built high dependency unit.

The redevelopment will also include more single rooms and isolation areas.

A Development Application was advertised through the City of Launceston, more than one year after the expansion plans were announced.

The redevelopment will be the ward’s first major upgrade in almost 30 years.

The application includes:

  • Demolishing part of existing building
  • Removing the gas bullet located in the carpark
  • Construction of extension and alterations to the existing Children’s Ward
  • Relocating car park entrances to Howick St 

People can view the application until October 26, 2017.