Hospital celebrates 40 years
Staff and volunteers have celebrated the 40th anniversary of Woy Woy Hospital.
The hospital opened for patients in October 1971 and was officially opened on Saturday, November 20, 1971, by the then Minister for Health, Mr AH Jago, according to Central Coast Health's corporate communications manager Mr Terry Hayes .
"Woy Woy Hospital's 34 beds came at a time when Gosford Hospital, with its 180 beds, was struggling to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population of the Central Coast," he said.
"Woy Woy Hospital has experienced many changes over the years as public health services evolved and new health facilities were commissioned throughout the Central Coast.
"The Woy Woy Hospital site now has not only a general ward providing sub-acute services, but also a community health centre, a dental clinic, a hydrotherapy pool, a 16-bed transitional care unit and is the home base for many community health services, including outpatient services."
Director of nursing and midwifery Ms Jan Tweedie praised both staff and volunteers for their ongoing commitment and support of Woy Woy Hospital.
"I know that the Woy Woy Hospital Auxiliary has played an important role in fundraising for Woy Woy Hospital for many, many years, and they are still going strong," said Ms Tweedie.
"I also know how loyal the staff are here at Woy Woy and I commend them for that.
"They are a strong and experienced team who provide fantastic care for their patients.
"Woy Woy Hospital has a good future and will continue to see its bed base and community services expand."
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