June Monthly Meeting

General Manager of Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Jeff Pattinson, provided a fascination talk about the new construction at the hospital and the facilities that will be provided.

Visitor parking will be greatly increased as the first stage of the expansion. Unfortunately no one was smart enough to remember that Port Macquarie is frequently subject to heavy rain, and no provision has been made for covered walkways between the car park and hospital buildings.

Parking issues aside, the planned hospital expansion is impressive and the additional 350 staff will bring about $35 million extra dollars into our community each year, so the town will benefit in many ways.