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Health Infrastructure delivers all major health capital projects over $10 million on behalf of the NSW Government. Our projects span across metropolitan and regional NSW and reach as far north as Byron, as far West as Hillston and down south to Bega.
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Armidale Hospital Redevelopment

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Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $60 million to the Armidale Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will allow updated models of care and address the changing health service demands of the Armidale and wider New England region now and into the future.

The new building, along with the refurbished spaces, will house Armidale Hospital’s:

  • new Emergency Department
  • new operating theatres and procedure room
  • new sterilising department
  • refurbished critical care ward
  • new medical inpatient unit
  • improved day stay unit.

Construction of the new four-storey building was completed in late 2017, which is now being followed by commissioning and the refurbishment works.

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Bathurst Health Service Redevelopment - Stage 2

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The $6 million second stage of the Bathurst Health Service Redevelopment was completed in October 2011 and built on the $99 million first stage of the project.

Stage 2 works resolved the structural and compliance issues in the heritage building which were found during Stage 1. This was followed by heritage building fit-outs accommodating education, a library, eight specialist clinics and executive offices.

The historic building also houses offices funded by the University of Western Sydney.

Alterations and additions to the main building during Stage 2 expanded the rehabilitation area to about double its previous size, and provided a new ambulatory care facility for patients who do not need an overnight stay. Overall, Stage 2 provided 2,190 square metres of additional space – a valuable addition for a busy regional hospital.

Bathurst Health Service is one of three major referral hospitals in the Western NSW Local Health District, with the others at Orange and Dubbo.

Each year, there are about 24,000 presentations to the Bathurst Emergency Department, and about 1650 elective operations are performed.

The Western NSW Local Health District serves a population of approximately 270,000 people living in 249,804 square kilometres. Around 40,000 are served by Bathurst Health Service.

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Bowral & District Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government has committed $50 million towards the Bowral & District Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will deliver a new building for clinical services to provide improved access for patients and meet future demand of services.

The building will include theatres, adult and paediatric inpatient wards, birthing suites, more single rooms with ensuites and rehabilitation space. A new entrance for the hospital will also be created.

To get the best clinical outcomes for the community, Health Infrastructure in partnership with the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) are facilitating Project User Groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into the redevelopment.

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Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $30 million to the Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will bring a new two-storey fully integrated Community Health Centre and updated facilities to the Broken Hill Hospital.

The Community Health Centre includes:

  • a five-chair dental health facility
  • child, family and community health services
  • new staff offices for the Far West Local Health District.

In addition to the Community Health Centre, the Broken Hill Hospital will be upgraded. The upgrade includes reconfiguration of the hospital’s ambulatory care wing to expand cancer care services and consolidate waiting areas for patients.

Clinicians, staff and the local community have played a key role in the redevelopment, which will provide a culturally aware and age appropriate environment for all consumers.

Construction on the Community Health Centre’s structure has begun offsite at Toowoomba, Queensland, which will then be transported and assembled in Broken Hill.

Construction of the Community Health Centre is scheduled to be completed in 2019 with work on the Hospital to follow.

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Broken Hill Mental Health Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The motivation behind Broken Hill’s $6.3 million Mental Health Unit was to provide treatment closer to home in an environment which feels like home. 

The 10-bed sub-acute facility, built at Broken Hill Hospital, was funded by COAG under the Sub-Acute Beds Program and caters for people across the Far West.

The unit provides rehabilitation and recovery services to adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who experience mental illness.

The service is designed for people suitable for discharge from an acute mental health inpatient setting but who would benefit from further support in a less restrictive environment and/or mental health patients from the community requiring early intervention/relapse prevention via short-term respite in order to prevent hospitalisation.

The facility includes:

  • 10 separate bedrooms with ensuites
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Consulting and meeting rooms
  • Activity room
  • Living / dining areas

Construction commenced in November 2011 and was completed in November 2012.

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Broken Hill Rehabilitation Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Broken Hill’s 10-bed $6.6 million Rehabilitation Unit has been designed to feel like home.

Patients are encouraged to live life as they would at home, so they can accomplish everyday chores and get back to their regular life as soon as possible.

Nurse Unit Manager Eureka Van Der Merwe, speaking at the November 2013 open day, said: “The idea is that (patients) will be encouraged to get up and start their day as they would at home, with breakfast and a cup of tea in the kitchen area.

“There’s the living room here so they can socialise and form part of a group and certainly not be sitting in their rooms all day.”

The unit was officially opened in May 2014 with Tom Hynes, Chairman of the Far West Local Health District Board, noting it provided a “very comfortable environment” for rehabilitation.

“There is now no need to spend considerable time in Adelaide or anywhere else to recover,” Mr Hynes told the Barrier Daily Truth.

The building design reflects a model of care that encourages responsibility, independence and trust between staff and patients, providing a platform that nurtures the patients in the transition from acute care back into the community.

The facility caters for a broad spectrum of patient types including those afflicted by:

  • Stroke
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Neurological conditions
  • Limb amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Other impairments and conditions affecting function and independence

The facility provides:

  • 10 separate bedrooms with en suites
  • two bedrooms providing bariatric patient capability
  • Living and dining room
  • Gymnasium
  • Consulting and meeting rooms
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Outdoor spaces and gardens

The project was funded by COAG under the Sub-Acute Beds Program.

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Bulli Hospital Aged Care Centre of Excellence

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The $50.4 million Bulli Aged Care Centre of Excellence is a joint project between the NSW Government* and IRT Group. The NSW Government has committed $33.8 million and IRT Group, who will operate the residential aged care component of the project, will contribute $16.6 million to the project.

The Bulli Hospital Aged Care Centre of Excellence will see the construction of a new facility opposite the existing Bulli Hospital, to transform the site into a centre of excellence, which will deliver integrated health care for patients.

The Centre will provide:

  • inpatient and aged care facilities
  • development of on-site clinical support services
  • provision of a range of non-clinical support services
  • an urgent primary health care centre
  • a 60-suite residential aged care centre co-located on-site.

Through Health Infrastructure the project partners, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and IRT Group have worked with local user groups including doctors, nurses, allied health and support staff to develop the final layouts and configurations of the new facilities.

*$14.5 million of the NSW Government commitment is from the Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.

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Byron Central Hospital

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The NSW Government committed $88 million to build the Byron Central Hospital. 

The project saw the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art hospital, on a greenfield site, to meet the current and future clinical needs of communities in Byron Shire and surrounding areas.

The project also resulted in the closure and decommissioning of the existing Byron Bay and Mullumbimby Hospitals.

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Central Coast Regional Cancer Centre

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Central Coast Regional Cancer Centre project saw the construction of a new Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Gosford Hospital as well as the expansion of existing chemotherapy treatment and consulting services within Gosford and Wyong.

Designed to cater for increasing need for these services, the $34.6 million project was jointly funded by the Australian ($28.6 million) and NSW Government ($6 million).

Work began in late 2010 and was completed in November 2012. The project delivered:

  • three radiotherapy bunkers featuring thick concrete walls to ensure radiation is contained
  • two linear accelerators
  • radiotherapy planning and support areas
  • expansion of chemotherapy treatment spaces from 10 to 15
  • patient consultation areas
  • waiting and reception spaces
  • multi-disciplinary consulting rooms
  • cancer patient information and support services for patients, carers and clinicians
  • refurbishment of existing space to accommodate multidisciplinary consulting accommodation at Wyong including waiting and reception functions
  • a range of associated treatment and planning equipment including one CT scanner.

This project, particularly its distribution of services across Gosford and Wyong, will address the projected increase in demand for health services by the residents of Central Coast.

The services will address current and future requirements of the population and will provide appropriate facilities for high quality, responsive and efficient cancer service delivery.

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Coffs Harbour Health Campus - Car Park

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The $8 million Coffs Harbour Health Campus (CHHC) Car Park project has been delivered under the NSW Treasury-supported Car Parking Portfolio Model, where car parks are self-funded, supported with user charges and managed by a professional car park operator.

More than 460 additional car parking spaces have been built to benefit staff, patients and visitors with improved access to facilities at CHHC.

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Coffs Harbour Hospital Campus Expansion

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government has committed $156 million to the Coffs Harbour Hospital Campus Expansion.

The redevelopment project will see enhancements to the existing surgical and operating theatres in addition to new theatres, a new short stay surgical unit, orthopaedic and vascular unit, ambulatory care area and the expansion of community health.

The expanded facilities will complement the existing assets and services located on the Coffs Harbour Health Campus site.

To get the best clinical outcomes for the community, Health Infrastructure in partnership with the Mid North Coast Local Health District are facilitating Project User Groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into the redevelopment.

The first designs for the redevelopment will be unveiled in early 2018.

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Cooma Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government has committed $10 million to the redevelopment of Cooma Hospital.

The Cooma Hospital Redevelopment will include:

  • upgrades to the Emergency Department and Maternity Unit
  • improvements to Ambulatory Care Services; and
  • improvements to Inpatient Unit areas.

Southern New South Wales Local Health District, the project team and Health Infrastructure are working towards unveiling the first artist impression for the redevelopment in 2018.

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Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1 & 2

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Dubbo Base Hospital Redevelopment Stages 1 and 2 established the hospital as one of the state's major rural referral centres and acute care hospitals for specialty services.

The redevelopment provided a combination of new purpose-built infrastructure along with an upgrade of existing facilities.

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Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stage 3 & 4

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $150 million to Stages 3 and 4 of the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment.

Stages 3 and 4 will continue to expand and enhance Dubbo Hospital to ensure it continues to be a leading referral centre in regional NSW, and provide the highest level of health care for the Dubbo community now and into the future. The redevelopment will deliver:

  • A new emergency department and short stay unit
  • A new medical imaging unit
  • A new inpatient unit
  • A new critical care floor
  • A new renal dialysis unit
  • A new ambulatory care unit
  • A new front of house entry and drop off zone
  • Upgrade of women’s and children’s community health
  • Additional parking on campus
  • An expansion to oncology.

This project will follow on from the $91.3 million Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment - Stages 1 and 2, which brought:

  • New operating theatres
  • Day-only and extended day-only ward for surgical services
  • An Inpatient ward and birthing suite for maternity services
  • A clinical sterilisation department/specialised sterilising department
  • A refurbished main hospital entry

For further information, please visit the project website.

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Dubbo Integrated Cancer Centre

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

June 2017, NSW Government announced it would commit $10 million, which combined with the Commonwealth Government’s $25 million commitment, will deliver the Integrated Cancer Centre for Dubbo Hospital.

The Integrated Cancer Centre in Dubbo will assist people living in remote areas of Western NSW by providing access to world-class cancer diagnostics and treatment facilities.

The project aims to improve health outcomes for patients with cancer by reducing the need to travel long distances for care, making it easier for them to access diagnostic and treatment services in a timely manner.

The project is being delivered in close consultation with the $150 million Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stages 3 and 4 to minimise disruption to patient services.

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Dubbo Mental Health Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Creating a homely atmosphere was a key consideration in the design and building of Dubbo’s new Mental Health Unit at Dubbo Base Hospital.

Completed in February 2013, the $9 million project was funded under COAG’s Sub-Acute Beds Program and offers treatment for patients aged 16-64.

It supports the reintegration of the patient with the community and also provides support for families.

To give the unit a homely feel, it includes a kitchen and laundry to encourage patients to improve their cooking and laundry skills, and also has strong links to the outdoor areas

The unit is designed to support patients after they leave hospital or, alternatively, help them avoid hospitalisation in the first place.

It provides rehabilitation and recovery services to patients transferring from a hospital, giving them more time to get well and better connect with their family and  community before going home.

It also offers treatment to patients requiring a short period of early intervention, in a rehabilitation environment, in order to prevent hospitalisation.

The facility includes:

  • 10 separate en-suite bedrooms
  • kitchen and laundry
  • consulting and meeting rooms
  • activity room
  • living and dining areas
  • community gardens
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Eurobodalla Renal and Oncology Units

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The NSW Government allocated $6.75 million for the construction of the renal and oncology units at Moruya Hospital.

The new units are located directly under the newly-completed 20 bed sub-acute unit (for further detail see Moruya Sub-Acute Rehabilitation).

Renal disease and cancer incidence is projected to increase significantly in the Southern NSW Local Health District. Eurobodalla has been identified as one of the higher growth areas in this District.

The new renal unit will consist of 10 treatment bays and two isolation rooms. The facility includes space for out-patient clinics. Works on the new renal unit commenced in April 2015 and construction completed in October 2015.

Construction of the oncology unit was completed in August 2014 and fit-out of the oncology unit, comprising of 11 chairs and one isolation room, was completed in mid 2015.

The existing renal and oncology building was demolished, and the area was landscaped at the end of 2015.

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Forbes Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The new building at Forbes Hospital was opened in January 2016 and features:

  • An Emergency Department;
  • An Inpatient Unit;
  • Birthing suites for maternity services; and
  • Clinical support services, including medical imaging.

The final component of the Forbes Hospital Redevelopment the refurbishment of the Ambulatory Care, Oral Health and Renal units was  completed in September 2016.

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Gosford Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $348 million to the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will enable new treatment models to be introduced, and will deliver improvements to the quality of patient care. Delivered in a new 11-storey tower the redevelopment includes:

  • a new, expanded Emergency Department
  • a new, expanded intensive care/high dependency unit
  • more operating theatres and medical imaging services
  • more inpatient beds for medical, acute and sub-acute services
  • a new psychiatric emergency care centre and cardiac unit
  • expanded maternity, cancer and cardiovascular services.

Extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders has ensured the new hospital meets clinical and community needs. This included forums, presentations and direct discussions with community members, local councils, government agencies and visiting medical experts. More than 1,800 consultations also took place with clinical and non-clinical staff in the planning, design and early works process.

Construction on the new 11-storey tower began in 2016 and is on track to be completed in mid-2018 with refurbishment of the existing facilities to follow.

The NSW Government has partnered with Lendlease and the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council to provide local jobs, including 30 apprenticeships, 11 of which are local Indigenous apprentices.

To complement the new tower, a $35.5 million multi-storey car park is underway. For information view the Sustainable Hospital Car Parking Investment Program.

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Goulburn Base Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

$120 million has been committed to the Goulburn Base Hospital Redevelopment by the NSW Government.

The Goulbourn Base Hospital Redevelopment will deliver first class care in purpose-built facilities long into the future. The redevelopment will include improved capacity through fit-for-purpose infrastructure including the Emergency Department, intensive care unit and theatres, inpatient services and a comprehensive ambulatory care service.

Health Infrastructure along with Southern New South Wales Local Health district and the redevelopment team are unveiled the schematic designs in late 2017. The schematic designs show the proposed location of different clinical departments taking into account services that need to be located close to each other. These designs also show where each room is located for the department to function effectively.

Construction is on track to begin in the second half of 2018.

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Goulburn Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Goulburn Base Hospital’s $10.4 million Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit fills a gap in the region’s health services.

It means rehabilitation patients can now be treated near home rather than making the trip to Canberra or Sydney.

The 20-bed unit, funded by COAG under the Sub-Acute Beds Program, provides a mix of one and two bed rooms with support services typical of an inpatient unit.

Goulburn Health Service General Manager Kerry Hort, speaking soon after the opening of the new facility, said: “We’re now able to provide a service that we’ve not had before, through sub-acute rehabilitation care. It adds great value to what we do, and it is a wonderful boon to have a new facility to provide appropriate health care in Goulburn.”

Completed in June 2013, the warm and inviting unit also includes a gym to service the whole hospital, and an external raised courtyard.

It has been designed to cater for future growth, with provision for further expansion above the top floor.

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Grafton Base Hospital – Surgical Services Building and Emergency Department

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The first stage of Grafton Base Hospital’s transformation was a $19.7 million project which delivered a new Surgical Services building and a modernised Emergency Department.

The project capital budget of $19.7 million comprised Federal funding ($18 million) and $0.5 million from the NSW Government.  A further $1.2 million interest on federal funds which is normally kept by the State was contributed by the NSW Government.

Work began in early 2010 and was finished in mid- 2011.

Some car park alteration works were also completed as part of this project.

The work saw Surgical Services expand from 572 to 1888 square metres, providing:

  • A third operating theatre
  • An expanded recovery unit
  • A Central Sterilising Services Department
  • A new pre-admission clinic
  • Day Surgery Unit

The Emergency Department grew from 512 to 998 square metres, providing:

  • A four-space ambulance bay
  • Additional treatment bays
  • New resuscitation unit
  • A waiting room, reception, triage, tutorial room, senior staff offices and store-room, extra consulting rooms, mental health and isolation rooms, and a plaster room
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Grafton Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

A hospital redevelopment which was so well received it even took patients’ minds off the reason for being there – that was the result of the joint Australian Government-NSW Government project to transform Grafton Hospital. With $19.7 million from the Australian Government and NSW Government for Stage 1 and a total $10 million in joint funding for Stage 2, Grafton Hospital entered a new era.

Surgical services manager Sheryl Rogan explained what a huge impact the new facilities had made.

"We pick up a patient and wheel them down, they say how fantastic the surrounds are," she told the Daily Examiner.

"They stop even thinking about what they are there for."

Stage 2 of the redevelopment provided improved and expanded imaging facilities and a new orthopaedic ward for patients from the Clarence Valley.

It also provided a new CT machine, two new general X-ray rooms, imaging support spaces and six new orthopaedic beds to supplement the three new Stage 1 operating theatres.

The construction was in the middle of a busy hospital which remained in constant use. As a result, the work was completed in a staged sequence which allowed access to the remainder of the site at all times.

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Gulgong Multipurpose Service

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Gulgong was immortalised as the town on our first ten dollar note but it’s a $7 million Health Infrastructure project which has captured recent attention.

The Gulgong Multipurpose Service was completed in March 2014 and provides primary and community care and an emergency care service.

This model of care has been developed to cater for the changing demographic and social profile of rural and remote Australia.

Over the last 20 years, hospital stays have become shorter; the use of technology has expanded; an increasing number of services are offered in the community; and an increasing number of older people are choosing to be cared for at home.

As well, there is a greater emphasis on and interest in primary health care including health improvement and prevention programs.

The State-Wide MPS program has great diversity, from Wilcannia and Menindee in the far west, to Gundagai and Batlow in the Murrumbidgee, to Eugowra and Gilgandra in the central west. They range from small primary care and outpatient health services to larger acute and aged care services.

In Gulgong, the MPS comprises:

  • Primary and community care and an emergency care service
  • Four new sub-acute beds
  • Six high-care residential aged care beds including provision for dementia services
  • Clinical and operational support services
  • Extra car parking
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Gundagai Multipurpose Service

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Project Status - Completed

Gundagai’s $13.2 million Multipurpose Service (MPS) was warmly welcomed when it opened in 2012.

The region’s largest newspaper, Wagga Wagga’s Daily Advertiser, headed its coverage of the new facility with: “Multiple reasons to smile at Gundagai”.

The MPS is a single storey integrated health service consisting of:

  • 12 acute beds including two respite beds and one palliative care suite
  • 18 residential high-care beds
  • 19 residential low-care beds (through incorporating existing Uralba Hostel)
  • a Level 2 emergency service
  • a range of diagnostic, support and community health services

Construction of the MPS began in August 2011 and was completed in September 2012.

The new Gundagai MPS is a separate building to the existing hospital and construction works were carefully planned so there was no impact on the hospital’s day-to-day running.

The new service configuration enables Murrumbidgee Local Health District to deliver quality health services as defined by the Clinical Service Plan.

Other benefits include improved access to a greater range of health care and streamlining of the patient journey through the system of care.

All Local Health District services have been retained and enhanced with the new facility.

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Hillston Multipurpose Service

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Hillston Multipurpose Service plays an important role as the key co-ordination point to provide a range of health, community and aged care services.

The $12.4 million project was jointly funded with $6.4M from the NSW Government and $6M from the Australian Government's Health & Hospitals Fund.

Hillston Multipurpose Service provides improved services for residents across the surrounding rural and remoate communities to facilitate better health outcomes.

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Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Providing the best treatment closer to home was the impetus behind the $14 million expansion of the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre at Wollongong Hospital.

With $12 million from the Australian Government and $2 million from the NSW Government, the centre marked a new era in treatment for the region’s cancer patients.

The project met the growing demand for cancer services to provide a quality, networked service and capacity to meet the needs of the region in the future.

The project has extensively expanded the existing centre on the Wollongong Hospital site through a combination of new build and refurbishment works.

It was a challenging project, as Health Infrastructure Senior Project Director Troy Harvey, who worked on the planning phase, recalled “The big challenge we faced was working in a fully-operational hospital – we had to make sure our work didn’t get in the way of the vital, everyday activities which were already happening on the site,” he said.

The main construction works began on site in February 2012 and works were completed in June 2013.

The project included:

  • a third radiotherapy bunker and the installation of a third linear accelerator
  • expansion of chemotherapy treatment places from 11 to 17
  • outpatient clinics/consultation area
  • day oncology, haematology and therapies
  • waiting and reception space
  • clinical trial areas
  • 14 new car spaces.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner, speaking at the expanded centre’s official opening, said it marked a new era in cancer care for the people of the Illawarra.

“By 2021, almost 51,000 people in NSW per year will be told ‘you have cancer',” Mrs Skinner said.

“Cancer centres such as this one are absolutely essential to supporting patients and their loved ones on their road to recovery.”

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Inverell Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

$30 million has been committed by the NSW Government to the Inverell Hospital Redevelopment which includes:

  • new Emergency Department including emergency care for children and mental health-related presentations
  • new Inpatient Unit including
    • paediatric facilities
    • new maternity and birthing facilities
    • general adult services including palliative care
  • medical imaging (including identified future expansion zone)
  • Operating Theatre and associated sterilising unit
  • Day Surgery Unit
  • new and increased renal dialysis unit
  • main entry and admissions area
  • Mortuary.

In mid-2017, Health Infrastructure, Hunter New England Health and the redevelopment team unveiled the artist impression, fly around and schematic designs for the redevelopment. The schematic designs show the proposed location of different clinical departments taking into account services that need to be located close to each other. These designs also show where each room is located for the department to function effectively.

Construction will begin on the $30 million redevelopment in mid-2018.

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John Hunter Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Stage 2 and 3

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $18 million to the John Hunter Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Stages 2 and 3.

The NICU will bring a range of increased services and improved facilities to ensure the hospital provides the highest quality neonatal intensive care for babies born in the Hunter region.

Construction is being delivered over a phased process with parent accommodation, administration and support facilities completed in mid 2017. Work on the maternity assessment unit and partial intensive care spaces, will be completed in early 2018 after which work to complete the program including isolation rooms and additional partial intensive care spaces will begin.

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Kempsey Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Kempsey Hospital Redevelopment project recognises the unique health care needs of the community and provides health services required to support the region into the future.

The $81.9 million project is funded through $40.9 million from the NSW Government, $40 million from the Commonwealth Government under the Health and Hospitals Fund, as well as $1 million from the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Focus areas for the project included Aboriginal health, health promotion and chronic and complex care management, as well as family and children’s services, drug and alcohol services, enhanced discharge planning, care coordination and hospital avoidance programs.

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Lismore Base Hospital Car Park

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The construction of the Lismore Base Hospital Car Park has substantially increased car parking capacity and improved the amenity of the local area.

The NSW Government committed $9.27 million to the project. Of the total cost, $1.67 million was funded through the NSW Government Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 3A project budget.

The car park includes 270 spaces in a multi-storey building off Dalziell Street and a ground level car park off Uralba Street. The car park has been designed and planned to allow for future expansion.

The project was coordinated with the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3A and 3B redevelopments.

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Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3A

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 3A provided improved and expanded healthcare facilities abnd services to meet the needs of communities in Lismore and surrounding parts of northern NSW. 

The project enables the hospital to provide more services, as well as expand its capacity to treat patients and respond to rapid growth in demand from the local community. 

Construction of Stage 3A was completed in August 2016.

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Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3B

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $180 million to Stage 3B of the Lismore Base Hospital Redevelopment.

Stage 3B of the redevelopment includes fitting out the Southern Tower, as well as the demolition of an existing  building to allow for a new six storey Northern Tower to be constructed. The Southern Tower will comprise of:

  • A helipad
  • Peri-operative services
  • In-patient services
  • Women’s and paediatric care.

The Northern Tower will contain:

  • Expanded critical care facilities
  • Medical imaging
  • Support areas
  • Pharmacy.

Stage 3B is currently working alongside Stage 3C, which involves the construction of an additional four levels to the Northern Tower, as well as the refurbishment of another building.

To get the best clinical outcomes for the community, Health Infrastructure in partnership with the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) are facilitating Project User Groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into the redevelopment.

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Lockhart Multipurpose Service

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

When the $8 million upgraded Lockhart Multipurpose Service (MPS) was opened in February 2014, the local community was full of praise. Local man Henry “Dick” Warhurst described it as “bloody beautiful” to the Daily Advertiser newspaper.

The facility provides the Lockhart community with access to a full range of community health services, from preventative healthcare to acute services - all in one location.

The project also includes the purchase of the adjacent property to the existing hospital for staff accommodation.

The redevelopment included:

  • 15 additional residential aged care beds
  • acute services including an emergency department
  • physiotherapy, community nursing, child and family nursing and consultation
  • rooms for both private and visiting health services
  • ensuite facilities for all bedrooms
  • dedicated activities and dining rooms
  • comfortable interiors and external gardens and walking paths.

Lockhart Shire Council general manager Rod Shaw told the Eastern Riverina Chronicle patients at the facility would be able to stay in their local community rather than travel elsewhere for treatment.

“It is a great benefit to have it here,” Mr Shaw said.

“They have the long term capacity to have patients rather than having to transfer them.”

Murrumbidgee Local Health District chief executive Jill Ludford said the staff at the Lockhart MPS had put in a “tremendous” effort to hit the ground running once the facility opened.

“It is a flagship MPS of which we are very proud,” she said.

“The Lockhart team has worked to ensure their new facility provides both a home-like environment for aged care residents and also acute services for their community.”

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Macksville Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $73 million to the Macksville Hospital Redevelopment that will be a new facility on a new site.

Macksville’s community has a set of unique health challenges, including chronic illness and complex health needs due to its significant aged and Aboriginal population.

The project will enhance patient care while also improving ambulatory care and outpatient treatments including improved facilities in emergency, community health, operating theatres, maternity and inpatient units.

To get the best clinical outcomes for the community, the Mid North Coast Local Health District in partnership with Health Infrastructure are facilitating Project User Groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into the project.

In late 2017 it was announced that the hospital will be built on a new site located 3 kilometres north of Macksville town centre.

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Manilla Multipurpose Service

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

No pain no gain could be the motto for the hard-working staff at the former Manilla Hospital.

Their workplace, which dated back to 1905, was chopped in half to allow the $19.7 million redevelopment which transformed the hospital into a modern health care hub with expanded services.

Health Infrastructure Project Director Melanie Gholami remembers it well.

“We moved all the patients and staff into one side of the old hospital – we basically chopped it in two, with the working hospital on one side, and our construction site on the other,” she said.

“There was a lot pain for the staff during the first stage but they ended up with a bigger, better, brighter facility. In the end the staff loved it – they were so happy.”

The Manilla Express was enthusiastic in its praise, reporting on an open day at the new Manilla Multipurpose Service under the heading: “Magnificent! Fantastic! What a great facility!”

Work on the joint Australian Government-NSW Government project began in January 2010 and was completed in October 2011.

The first stage included:

  • 20 new residential care bedrooms, complete with ensuites
  • new lounge, dining and activities rooms for residents
  • temporary two-bay emergency department;
  • secure landscaped sensory garden for residential care patients
  • balconies off the eastern wings of the facility that provide views over the neighbouring rivers and valley
  • office space and staff rooms
  • new industrial kitchen
  • new loading dock area.

The second stage included:

  • 12 new acute care rooms
  • new front entrance with covered drop-off point
  • a new birthing suite, with in-room bath
  • new permanent two-bay emergency department, with more private entrance
  • clinic rooms for Manilla GPs and visiting specialists
  • treatment rooms and work areas for community health services
  • a large, secure landscaped central courtyard
  • a four bedroom self-contained staff accommodation complex.
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Manning Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 1

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $20 million to Stage 1 of the Manning Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will enhance cancer care and renal services for the communities of Taree and the surrounding Manning Valley region.

Patients seeking treatment for kidney disease and cancer will be able to undergo their treatment with dedicated access and services to meet their ongoing clinical needs. The redevelopment will deliver improved staff and patient amenities, and clinical spaces that will assist the delivery of contemporary models of care.

The new facilities for renal dialysis will have specially designed areas to enable training for home dialysis and provide access to a contemporary ambulatory dialysis service in a purpose-built facility.

Construction for the redevelopment began in early 2017 and is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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Moruya Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Local people undergoing major procedures in city hospitals will be able to come home to recover in a new 20 bed rehabilitation facility in Moruya.

The unit is co-located at Moruya District Hospital and has views over the River Moruya.

The 20 bed unit has increased the number of beds at the hospital by 50 per cent. The $11.8 million project is funded by the Australian Government under the COAG Sub-Acute Beds Program.  

The new facility includes:

  • a mix of single and two-bed patient bedrooms 
  • spaces for therapy treatments
  • a dining and patient lounge area
  • gymnasium
  • kitchen, laundry and bathroom
  • additional staff areas
  • relocated and improved pharmacy
  • new back-of-house area for whole of hospital deliveries.
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Mudgee Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

$70.2 million has been committed by the NSW Government towards the Mudgee Hospital Redevelopment.

The brand new facility will be located on the existing hospital campus

The redevelopment will provide enhanced services, facilities, and care to patients in a modern, integrated facility which will replace the existing ageing infrastructure to ensure the hospital can deliver contemporary models of care well into the future.

Health Infrastructure in partnership with the Western New South Wales Local Health District and redevelopment team are in the process of facilitating project user groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into the redevelopment.

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Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government is investing $300 million in the next stage of the Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program.

MPS integrate a range of health care services to deliver better health outcomes for local communities across NSW. There are currently around 60 Multipurpose Service locations across the state.

Each service is tailored to meet the community’s unique clinical needs into the future. Regional and rural communities will also benefit from more flexible and sustainable services.

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Multipurpose Services

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government is investing $300 million in the next stage of the Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program.

MPS integrate a range of health care services to deliver better health outcomes for local communities across NSW. There are currently around 60 Multipurpose Service locations across the state.

Each service is tailored to meet the community’s unique clinical needs into the future. Regional and rural communities will also benefit from more flexible and sustainable services.

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Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $21.5 million to Stage 2 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment  will provide a range of expanded and enhanced facilities and services to meet the healthcare needs of communities in Muswellbrook and surrounding areas.

Funded by the Restart NSW Resources for Regions Program, Stage 2 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment will deliver a range of health service improvements including:

  • larger treatment spaces and additional treatment chairs for renal dialysis and chemotherapy
  • improved spaces for medical imaging and pathology collection
  • refurbished outpatient areas
  • oral health services
  • an enhanced space for patients attending Muswellbrook Hospital for day surgery
  • improvements to the main entry, reception and admission areas.

Stage 2 will complement Hunter New England Health’s Stage 1 Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment which delivered a new Emergency Department in 2015.

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Narrabri Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

When a brand new $37.7 million hospital opened in Narrabri in 2012, local people wanted to share their good fortune with a community in need.

So when the old hospital was demolished, furniture and equipment which was no longer required was salvaged, packed in a shipping container and sent to a new hospital in the Philippines that had little equipment.

Meanwhile, the Narrabri community was celebrating its new hospital with its range of new facilities.

The Narrabri District Health Service Redevelopment was a partnership between the Commonwealth ($27 million) and the NSW Government ($10.7 million).

The redevelopment included:

  • new facilities for inpatient beds, emergency department, birthing suite and operating theatre
  • a total of 34 beds, including 24 overnight acute beds, four overnight sub-acute beds and six day stay beds
  • co-located and integrated primary and community health services, including additional consultation/treatment rooms
  • NSW Ambulance Station
  • two GP/Visiting Specialist consultation rooms, as well as a procedure room
  • a dedicated mental health safe room in the emergency department
  • two special care rooms for use by palliative care patients, and a negative pressure room for the treatment of infectious patients
  • radiology department including a CT Scanner and X-Ray
  • staff accommodation, including two x two bedroom units, as well as a four bedroom house
  • pathology and blood bank services
  • landscaped garden areas for patients and an Aboriginal garden.

When the hospital was completed, the local community was invited to walk through it before patients moved in.

Local newspaper The Narrabri Courier reported that people were pleased with their new hospital.

“They were impressed with big and spacious corridors and rooms and public areas, state of the art equipment and operating theatre, an attractive decor and all the trappings of a modern hospital,” the newspaper reported.

“The visitors were impressed. Many said they had no idea the facility was so large. They applauded the fact that it was on one level, and the evident care which has gone to the planning over several years, a process which has engaged every agency and medical services group likely to use the hospital.”

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New England and North West Regional Cancer Centre

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Cancer patients in the New England and North West of the state now have access to treatment in their region, rather than having to make the difficult trek to Sydney or elsewhere.

The $41.7 million New England and North West Regional Cancer Centre is now providing radiation therapy for the first time in this region, as well as delivering enhanced chemotherapy services.

That means local people with cancer endure less disruption to their lives, and less distress, and cost from travel.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the centre had “changed the way cancer care is delivered for this community”.

Local MP Kevin Anderson has praised the centre, saying in the first year of its operation 236 radiation oncology patients were able to access radiation treatment at the New England and North West Cancer Centre, rather than travelling away to Newcastle, Sydney or Queensland for up to eight weeks at a time.

The centre treats patients from the New England and North West region including Tamworth and surrounding areas such as Moree, Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Narrabri and further afield.

The project involved the construction of the new two-storey Cancer Centre of about 3,300 square metres on-site at Tamworth Health Service, to provide radiation oncology, medical oncology and clinic spaces and services.

The centre was funded by the Australian and NSW Governments. The Australian Government contributed $31.7 million and the NSW Government $10 million.

Work started in late 2010, with the centre completed in December 2012, and the Armidale chemotherapy suite finished in April 2014.

The project included:

  • a linear accelerator and two bunkers featuring thick concrete walls to ensure radiation is contained
  • enhanced and expanded outpatient chemotherapy services – with an increase from seven to 11 treatment spaces at Tamworth and four to six treatment spaces at Armidale.
  • cancer outpatient/consultation clinics and Cancer Clinical Trial Centre.
  • patient and carer accommodation at Inala House.
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New Maitland Hospital

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government has committed $450 million to the New Maitland Hospital.

The new hospital will be both the rural referral hospital for the Hunter Valley and the major district hospital for local residents of the Lower Hunter.

The preferred site for the new Maitland Hospital was identified in Metford. The preferred site best met the extensive list of more than 50 selection criteria.

The range of services at the new hospital will include emergency care, surgical care, acute care, maternity care, paediatric care, inpatient medical and surgical beds, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care, chemotherapy and ambulatory care.

Enabling works, which are activities that have to take place to enable construction to begin, commenced late 2017.

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North Coast Cancer Institute

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

A project to improve treatment for cancer patients on the North Coast resulted in new equipment in three established regional cancer centres.

The $20.07 million North Coast Cancer Institute delivered benefits to the Port Macquarie Regional Cancer Centre, the Coffs Harbour Regional Cancer Centre and the Lismore Regional Cancer Centre.

It provided a second Linear Accelerator at Port Macquarie at a cost of $4.75 million; an MRI scanner for Coffs Harbour at a cost of $5.8 million; and $9.52 million was used for a second Linear Accelerator and a PET/CT scanner at Lismore.

The new equipment significantly improved the capacity to provide quality cancer services for patients living on the North Coast.

The total budget was funded with $17.07 million from the Commonwealth’s Health and Hospitals Fund, and $3 million from the NSW Government.

This project responded to the growing demand for cancer services and the need to provide a quality, networked service and capacity to meet future local demand.

  • November 2012
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Orange Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

It got its first district hospital in 1867 and its first base hospital in 1933, but Orange’s newest hospital made history from the start.

The $261 Public Private Partnership (PPP) saw a bigger and better hospital built towards the edge of the city limits on the picturesque campus of Bloomfield Hospital, a mental health service dating back to 1924.

While building in a new site meant the existing hospital, in the centre of Orange, could continue its work without interruptions and disruptions, it also meant a two-day operation to move patients into the new hospital when it was completed in 2011.

The PPP which gave Orange its expansive new hospital involved the financing, design, construction and commissioning of several new world-class facilities, private sector facilities management and delivery of ancillary non-clinical services. The consortium comprises Amber Infrastructure (Management Services), Spotless (Hard FM) and (Soft FM) and Hansen Yuncken (Construction).

The hospital comprises a new three-storey acute hospital, adult acute mental health, mental health rehabilitation services and a medium care forensic unit.

Construction began in February 2008 and the Orange Hospital offers new tertiary mental health facilities, new cancer radiation therapy facilities and oral health facilities.

The project included:

  • the design, construction and commissioning of the new Orange Hospital and new health facilities including Orange Tertiary Mental Health, Radiotherapy Unit and Oral Health Unit
  • the refurbishment of a number of buildings at Bloomfield including Ward 18, Ward 19, the Canobolas Building and the Amaroo Building
  • the financing of the new Orange Hospital and refurbishment of existing buildings at Bloomfield
  • the facilities management and delivery of ancillary non-clinical services for these hospital facilities and the new Bathurst Hospital.

The Orange Health Service provides a range of clinical services including:

  • emergency, general medical and surgical services including orthopaedics and gynaecology
  • intensive care and high dependency unit
  • coronary care unit including interventional cardiology
  • maternity, neonatal and paediatrics;
  • renal dialysis
  • breast screen
  • cancer care centre including radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • acute mental health services, including child and adolescent mental health
  • rehabilitation services.
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Parkes Hospital

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The NSW Government committed $72.8 million to build a new hospital at a new location for the Parkes community.

Patients and staff moved in to the completed Parkes Hospital on 24 November 2015.

The new hospital includes an emergency department, medical imaging, ambulatory care, inpatient units and birthing suites.

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Peak Hill Multipurpose Service

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Beds for respite and palliative care, as well as aged care services, are available at the Peak Hill Multipurpose Service (MPS) facility.

The $12 million project was jointly funded with $6 million contributed from the NSW Government and $6 million from the Australian Government's Health & Hospitals Fund (HHF).

The Peak Hill MPS plays an important role as a co-ordination point for the community in a range of health and aged care services.

Main works were completed in 2015.

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Port Macquarie Hospital Expansion

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Port Macquarie Hospital Expansion - it’s a big hospital and it’s got some pretty big numbers.

The Port Macquarie Hospital Expansion cost $104 million - $96 million from the Australian Government’s Health and Hospitals Fund, and $8 million from the NSW Government.

Over the next decade, the bill for recurrent expenditure at the hospital will be $1.3 billion dollars, according to Mid North Coast Local Health District chief executive Stewart Dowrick.

He told the facility’s December 2014 opening that over the next decade:

  • staff will clock up 15 million hours
  • volunteers will donate 150,000 hours
  • 70,000 operations will be carried out
  • there will be 300,000 presentations to the Emergency Department, and
  • 10,000 babies will be born.

The Port Macquarie Hospital Expansion provides increased capacity, a greater range of services and improved facilities for patients.
This project provides more services for the Mid North Coast which is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with a large ageing population.

The expansion included:

  • a new emergency department including 14 additional treatment bays and separate paediatric area
  • an eight bed emergency medical unit for short stay admissions
  • six new theatre operating suites to replace the existing four theatres
  • a new interventional theatre
  • two new procedure rooms
  • a 34 bed theatre recovery unit increased from the current eight
  • a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory
  • 24 new beds for the critical care ward
  • 30 new inpatient bed ward
  • 12 additional surgical beds
  • relocation of the existing 15 bed paediatric ward to the new building
  • a new Central Sterilising Services Department
  • space for potential future expansion of pathology, imaging, pharmacy, renal dialysis unit, ambulatory care and outpatient clinics.

Speaking at the official opening, Federal Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash said the expanded Port Macquarie Hospital showed people did not need to live in a big city to get first class medical service.

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Port Macquarie Mental Health Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $17.5 million to expanding mental health facilities at the Port Macquarie Mental Health Unit.

The new unit will enhance care provided to mental health patients including improving capacity to provide care to youth and older persons.

The project will provide flexible patient care zones, secure patient rooms with natural light, staff stations, quite spaces for relaxation, multifunctional activity room, dining and lounge areas, secure landscaped courtyards, seclusion room and an interview/admission room.

The new Unit has been developed in consultation with local user groups, including doctors, nurses, allied health, support staff and consumers, who have assisted to finalise the layout and configuration.

Construction on the new unit begun late 2017.

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Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) Program

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program currently includes 22 locations across the state that will benefit from an upgraded, rebuilt or entirely new ambulance station.

Designed with input from local NSW Ambulance staff, the purpose-built infrastructure will deliver a better working environment for paramedics that is tailored to the needs the local community. The stations will include accompanying administration support as well as educational facilities, and relief accommodation where needed.

We are enabling our paramedics to meet the mobile emergency care needs of rural and regional communities for years to come.

This program is being planned and implemented by NSW Ambulance and Health Infrastructure.

The 22 locations announced as part of the RAIR Program are Ardlethan, Bathurst, Bay and Basin, Berry, Birmingham Gardens, Coffs Harbour, Coolamon, Goulburn, Grenfell, Griffith, Harden, Kiama, Maitland region, Molong, Pottsville, Toukley, Wagga Wagga, Wauchope, Wyong and Yass.

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Shellharbour Ambulatory Care Expansion

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

In the 2013/14 Budget, the NSW Government committed $6.7 million to the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District to expand ambulatory care services at Shellharbour Hospital.

The expansion of ambulatory care services in the Southern Illawarra is a key strategic service priority for the district. This project enabled better access to local services.

This project included more consultation rooms, a multifunctional treatment room, a gym for rehabilitation, and improved patient and staff facilities.

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Shellharbour Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $251 million to the Shellharbour Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will focus on meeting the increased demand of health care services in the Southern Illawarra Health service catchment. The Shellharbour Hospital project aims to increase capacity with the potential for an extended range of health services, delivering:

  • two extra operating theatres
  • new Emergency Department
  • additional critical care services
  • increased acute inpatient surgical services
  • expanded outpatient clinic space.

To get the best clinical outcomes for the community, the project team and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in partnership with Health Infrastructure are facilitating Project User Groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into the redevelopment.

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Shoalhaven Cancer Centre and Car Park

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Volunteer groups and local people came together in the Shoalhaven to raise funds for the important fight against cancer - and won for their community a new cancer centre.

The $32 million purpose-built Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre was opened in November 2013, funded by the Australian Government's Health and Hospitals Fund and the NSW Government – including a generous contribution from local people.

The community raised more than $1.115 million towards the development of a cancer centre for the Shoalhaven – meaning local people did not have to travel as often for treatment.

The new centre, located adjacent to the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in Nowra, provides:

  • a linear accelerator
  • two radiotherapy bunkers featuring thick concrete walls so radiation is contained
  • 14 chemotherapy treatment spaces
  • patient consultation areas
  • waiting and reception space
  • clinical trial facilities
  • patient information and support services
  • 10 bedroom patient and carer accommodation facility.

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner, opening the centre, said it had been a "labour of love for all involved", and praised the local community in their fundraising efforts.

Local MP Shelley Hancock told State Parliament how important the centre had been for the community.

"During the first six months of operation more than 2,400 individual patient consultations have been provided to local residents, demonstrating the increased cancer medical support available locally in the Shoalhaven," she said.

"The centre has also provided more than 125 new courses of radiation therapy treatment to local residents. This equates to almost 2,500 occasions of service. Previously these residents would have had to travel to Wollongong, Sydney or Canberra for this vital treatment.

"In the first six months more than 2,300 occasions of service have been provided from the new chemotherapy suite overlooking the Shoalhaven River."

One of her constituents described the new centre where his wife was receiving treatment.

"The facility is a most welcome addition to our area and the fact that we did not need to travel outside the area for this treatment was a significant factor in agreeing to go ahead with the treatment."

In addition to the cancer centre, the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital car park was upgraded at a cost of $500,000.

The car park has spaces for 124 cars and was opened in May 2012.

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Shoalhaven Sub-Acute Adult Mental Health Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Single bedrooms with ensuites and outdoor living areas were developed for local patients as part of this project – the first of its kind in the Shoalhaven.

Privacy and access to natural light and outdoor areas were key components of the design of the Shoalhaven Sub-Acute Mental Health Unit, which opened in June 2014 in the grounds of the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

The 20 bed complex also includes elevated internal courtyard areas and quiet activity areas for patient treatment, as well as gym facilities.

There are two large courtyards and quiet lounge areas with views over Nowra and the Shoalhaven River.

Funded by the Council of Australian Government’s Sub-Acute Beds Program with a capital budget of $11.6 million, the unit operates under an innovative model of care.

Patients receive specialised support in the unit to avoid the need for their admission to an acute mental health unit. This means patients will have access to an early hospital option for support, recovery and rehabilitation, reducing the need to travel to acute units.

The unit can also be used as a transition back into the community after a patient has been admitted to an acute mental health unit.

The unit will closely link to the acute mental health services at Shellharbour and Wollongong.

Local MP Shelley Hancock said she was proud that the Shoalhaven now had the facility.

“The new beds will enable longer-term stays of up to three months, allowing patients to benefit from a range of rehabilitation services not possible in an acute care setting,” she said.

“The longer stays will allow for more psychotherapy, more occupational therapy and more time to address the skills needed to cope with the pressures of daily life. Patients will work with a multidisciplinary team including a consultant psychiatrist, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and a range of therapists.”

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South East Regional Hospital - Bega

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

A new hospital has been constructed at Bega to provide state-of-the-art health facilities for the community.

The budget of $187 million included $26.9 million from the NSW Government and $160.1 million from the Australian Government's Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF).

The South East Regional Hospital provides 134 inpatient beds, an expanded emergency department, and new and expanded acute medical, surgical, maternity and paediatrics services.

The redevelopment consolidated a number of services currently provided by Bega and Pambula Hospitals, and the Pambula Community Health Centre will be upgraded to provide outpatient services that integrate into the regional health care service model.

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Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The $211 million Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 2 included $91 million contributed by the NSW Government and $120 million from the Australian Government's Health and Hospitals Fund.

Construction was completed in March 2017 with the new Acute Services Building providing:

  • additional medical, surgical and inpatient beds
  • day surgery unit
  • paediatrics unit
  • maternity, birthing suite, and special care nursery
  • emergency including emergency resuscitation bay
  • renal dialysis unit
  • oral health unit
  • operating suite and recovery spaces
  • cardiac catheterisation laboratory
  • medical imaging
  • pharmacy
  • nuclear medicine
  • ambulatory care centre
  • improved staff amenities
  • new helipad.

This redevelopment complements the $41.7 million Stage 1 New England North West Regional Cancer Centre which was completed near the Hospital's Emergency Department.

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Tweed Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 1

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $534 million to a brand new hospital for the Tweed Valley.

The new hospital will improve health services for the region, which is forecast to grow by more than 40 per cent by 2031. It will bring additional inpatient capacity, an expanded emergency department and enhanced surgical and ambulatory services. Additionally, the new Hospital will include an integrated cancer care service as well as diagnostic and interventional cardiology service.

To ensure the planning and design of the new Hospital meets the needs of the community, the project team with Northern NSW Local Health District and Health Infrastructure are facilitating a series of workshops, followed by Project User Groups. These groups are made up of clinicians and other staff, patients, carers, as well as members of the community who provide valuable and ongoing insight into this exciting development for the Tweed Valley.

An expression of interest process seeking available land for the new Hospital began in mid 2017.

While the new Hospital is being planned and delivered, a program of holding works will be undertaken at the existing Tweed Hospital to keep it safe and operational.

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Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 1&2

Regional Area

Project Status - Delivery

The NSW Government has committed $282 million towards the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital Redevelopment – Stages 1 and 2.

Stages 1 and 2 of the redevelopment are nearing completion and will provide first-class services and equip the facility to cater for the future needs of the surrounding community. They will deliver:

  • a new 50 bed mental health unit
  • a new Acute Services Building (ASB)
  • a relocated and improved mortuary, drug and alcohol service, loading dock and asset maintenance areas
  • expansion of the existing clinical hospital which is a six-storey tower building, and construction of a new on-grade car park
  • upgrades to the main entrance and public amenities
  • a new pathology unit.

Stage 3 of the redevelopment will provide the essential bridge between the acute hospital and the community that the public health system serves.

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Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 3

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government has committed $170 million towards the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3.

Stage 3 of the redevelopment provides the essential bridge between the acute hospital and the community that the public health system serves.

Stages 1 and 2 of the $282 million Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital Redevelopment is nearing completion and will provide first-class services and equip the facility to cater for the future needs of the surrounding community. It will deliver:

  • a new 50 bed mental health unit
  • a new Acute Services Building (ASB)
  • a relocated and improved mortuary, drug and alcohol service, loading dock and asset maintenance areas
  • expansion of the existing clinical hospital which is a six-storey tower building, and construction of a new on-grade car park
  • upgrades to the main entrance and public amenities
  • a new pathology unit.

Enabling works, which are activities that have to take place to enable construction to begin, commenced late 2017.

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Werris Creek Multipurpose Service

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Werris Creek Multipurpose Service was a partnership between the Australian and NSW Governments with a total project value of $11.2 million.

Construction on the new facility commenced in June 2011 and was completed a year later.

The new facility includes:

  • a range of community health services, provided by local and visiting staff
  • flexible consulting and examination rooms for use by the GP, practice nurse and other visiting health professionals from the one building
  • four low acuity hospital beds (including respite and palliative care)
  • 10 high-care residential aged care beds
  • two low-care residential aged care beds
  • a level one first aid and treatment service
  • Home and Community Care (HACC)
  • aboriginal health services
  • aged day care centre
  • early childhood health clinic
  • telehealth facilities
  • clinical and operational support services
  • staff accommodation.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the community will benefit from the improved health services for many years to come.

“A lot of thought has gone into planning to ensure all patients and aged care residents can receive care in a functional, comfortable new space,” he said.

“Importantly, the (facility) has provided residential aged places, which means older people who have lived in the district for many years can stay in Werris Creek and receive care where they can be close to loved ones.”

  • June 2012
  • 11.2m
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Wollongong Hospital Car Park

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Wollongong Hospital Car Park project provided more than 750 additional car spaces in a multi-deck car park next to the hospital. The car park also provides dedicated parking for motor cycles and bicycles.

The $30.5 million project was funded by the NSW Government through the NSW Treasury-supported Sustainable Hospital Car Park Investment Program, where some health service car parks are self-funded, supported with user charges and managed by a professional car park operator.

The new car park was built next to the 566 space existing car park and will alleviate on-street parking congestion around the hospital.

The two car parks operate as one facility, providing parking for patients, public and staff.

Construction was completed in June 2015.

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Wollongong Hospital Elective Surgery Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

The Wollongong Hospital Elective Surgery Unit delivered a new dedicated service for people across the Illawarra and surrounding regions.

It encompasses seven new operating theatres, 60 new surgical beds and significant improvements to critical care capacity.

The $106.8 million project was funded by the NSW Government.

It provides improved access to surgery and other services closer to where people live, with the goal of reducing waiting times for elective procedures.

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Woy Woy Sub Acute Rehabilitation Care Unit

Regional Area

Project Status - Completed

Restoring good health is the focus of the rehabilitation unit opened at Woy Woy Hospital in June 2013.

Designers of the unit aimed to create a sanctuary-like atmosphere, with light and green spaces for patients to help their recovery.

The unit is jointly-funded, with the NSW Government investing $5 million and the Australian Government, under the COAG New Sub-Acute Beds Guarantee, contributing $6.6 million. The total project budget was approximately $11.6 million.

The Woy Woy Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Unit comprises 30 patient beds including two inpatient rooms, multiple courtyard therapy areas, a gymnasium and a dining room that includes a self-serve beverage bay.

The facility also features new kitchen areas, staff facilities, linen holding areas and waste collection facilities as well as additional parking.

The project also included the upgrade of back-of-house hospital services and creation of a new car park to serve the entire campus.

  • May 2013
  • 11.6m
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Wyong Hospital Redevelopment

Regional Area

Project Status - Planning

The NSW Government has committed $200 million to the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment.

The redevelopment will deliver a range of improved and expanded infrastructure and services to the growing Wyong community and surrounding areas, including;

  • a new Emergency Department
  • maternity care
  • paediatric services
  • new inpatient surgical beds
  • rehabilitation
  • ambulatory services
  • mental health services
  • additional car parking.

The project team, Central Coast LHD and Health Infrastructure are working on the schematic designs – the schematic designs show the proposed location of different clinical departments taking into account services that need to be located close to each other. These designs also show where each room is located for the department to function effectively.

Enabling works, which are activities that have to take place to enable construction to begin, commenced late 2017.

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