Major works are due to begin next week on the $19.5 million Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice, marking a significant milestone for the unique facility.
The hospice, which will be operated by Northern Sydney Local Health District, sits on land at the former Manly Hospital site.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Member for Manly James Griffin MP inspected progress of the build ahead of the first major concrete pour, alongside Chief Executive Deb Willcox and Health Infrastructure’s Executive Director (Northern) Leisa Rathborne.
“Our district is incredibly fortunate to be home to this facility, and I know it will make a really positive impact for not just young adults and their families in Sydney, but also the whole of NSW,” Deb said.
Minister Hazzard was equally as excited to see the foundations being prepared.
“This incredible project is Australia’s first dedicated hospice caring for young people with life-limiting illness and will provide support to families from all over NSW,” Mr Hazzard said.