More than 13,000 cubic metres of concrete and 700 tonnes of steel reinforcement were used in the building of Wagga’s $282.1 million new hospital that opened on Wednesday.
Those figures, along with the 10,000 square metres of panelling used to construct the building’s facade, lay bare the true scale of the task workers faced making the state-of-the-art facility a reality.
Wagga Rural Referral Hospital general manager Denis Thomas said the feedback from people who had seen inside the building had been “overwhelmingly positive”.
“It’s quite clear people have had a level of expectation which has been exceeded I think,” he said.
“People have said, ‘This is much better than I expected it would be’ and they’ve commented on the light in the building.”
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