Thursday 27 May 2021
The schematic designs for the new Acute Services Building (ASB), the centerpiece of the $780 million John Hunter Health & Innovation Precinct, were unveiled this week.
The seven-storey building is set to transform health care for the region, with a 60 per cent increase in Intensive Care Unit capacity and almost 50 per cent more theatres.
The ASB will include:
operating theatres and interventional suites
birthing suite and inpatient maternity unit
neonatal intensive care and special care nursery
retail, new hospital entrance canopy and improved drop-off zone
The redevelopment will also deliver improvements to the internal road network, including future connection to the Newcastle Inner City Bypass and a link bridge to connect the new building to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).
The project is part of the NSW Government’s record $10.7 billion investment in health infrastructure to 2024, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.
Along with the redevelopment of the John Hunter Hospital campus, other projects underway in the Hunter New England Local Health District include:
Construction is set to commence next year, with the project due for completion in 2026.
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