Northern Tasmanian construction company Fairbrother will begin building the new $12.1 million St Helens District Hospital next week.
Health Minister Michael Ferguson said on Wednesday the government contract had been awarded to the Tasmanian building company.
The hospital will have the same capacity as the existing site but will be completely rebuilt.
“The existing St Helens District Hospital has suffered from continual flooding events, which required the sourcing of a new site with room to grow as future care needs and service priorities arise for East Coast residents,” Mr Ferguson said.
The new hospital on Annie Street will be built a few minutes away from the current site. It includes 10 impatient beds, four emergency bays, four consultation rooms, two physio rooms and three separate rooms for training, community nursing and treatment, and community activities.
“There will also be a range of new facilities to provide diabetes care, radiology and oral health,” Mr Ferguson said.
Construction is expected to be completed by December 2018.