$10-MILLION FOR NEXT STAGE OF NEONATAL UNIT

The state government has committed $10-million in its upcoming June budget, towards the next stage of the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner made the announcement today, as she inspected work on the $7-million stage one upgrade.

It includes 32 special care spaces, a palliative care room and a family space.

“It’s friendly, but clearly clinically it’s the best you’ll get anywhere. This is up there with anything in the world,” said Health Minister Jillian Skinner.

Stage one is expected to be completed in August.

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