NSW Health Infrastructure insists that it and its contractors are taking no chances with the Tumut Hospital redevelopment project in the wake of the Covid resurgence in Sydney, a positive case in Goulburn and the listing of Coles Express Gundagai as a venue of concern.
The latter two occurred this week.
“Health Infrastructure and its contractors follow strict workplace policies and procedures to keep workers, contractors and the local community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic,” a Health Infrastructure spokesperson said.
The measures include surveillance testing once a week, mask wearing and QR code check in. Any workers who are required to work or visit the site from Greater Sydney are subject to the Public Health Order requirements currently in place.
The construction site for the new $50 million Tumut Hospital redevelopment is separated from the existing hospital. Access to the hospital for construction-related activities is also being minimised as much as possible and where required, the project is working with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District to ensure health and safety requirements are strictly adhered to.
“Keeping our hospital infrastructure projects on track with construction ongoing is essential to deliver important health facilities for NSW communities, and construction for the new $50 million Tumut Hospital redevelopment is continuing.”