The Wentworth community has been provided with its first look at the concept designs for the new $30 million Wentworth Health Service which will transform health services and facilities in the State’s south-western region.
The Wentworth community will soon benefit from a new hospital which will provide enhanced health services within a new, purpose-built facility that will maximise views of the Darling River.
The redevelopment will feature a 19-bed Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Clinic and a new Urgent Care Centre, significantly boosting healthcare services in the region.
Hospital staff will also be equipped with the latest facilities, including dedicated staff areas so they can continue to provide high-quality care to the Wentworth community.
All rooms in the inpatient wing will feature large windows with direct views of the beautiful Darling River, offering a therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
The design for the new facility has been shaped by feedback from key stakeholders including Wentworth Health Service staff, Two Rivers Health Council, Wentworth Shire Council, the local Aboriginal community and the Wentworth community.
Interim Chief Executive Far West Local Health District Brad Astill said the hospital’s location would enhance the Connection to Country for those visiting the health service.
“Maximising the hospital’s connection to the local landscape is a key feature of the design and will be reflected in the new outdoor areas and landscaping to support the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors,” Mr Astill said.
“The feedback on the site and master plan has been very positive, and the Wentworth community is very excited about the redevelopment of their hospital, which will replace the existing facility.”
Construction of the new hospital is expected to start in mid-2023 and to be completed at the end of 2024.
The Wentworth Health Service redevelopment is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2025-26, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 180 health capital works projects across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway – of those, more than 90 are in rural and regional areas.
For more information visit the Wentworth Health Service Redevelopment page