The first designs have been unveiled for the new Shellharbour Hospital, which will transform healthcare services for the Illawarra’s growing population.
The concept design showcases the hospital’s look and feel, and the contemporary facility will provide emergency and critical care, mental health, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation and ambulatory care in a new location which will serve the community well into the future.
The site for the new Shellharbour Hospital is located at Dunmore, next to the Princes Highway and close to Shellharbour Junction train station. It will feature contemporary facilities with expanded emergency and surgical departments, critical care, mental health, medical imaging, rehabilitation, ambulatory care and much more.
The new hospital will work with the existing contours of the site, surrounded by greenery, with tree-lined walking paths, meeting places and reflection points planned for the grounds of the facility to support the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors.
The new development will provide a boost in jobs for the region during construction, new traineeships, and it will attract the best and brightest to work in the hospital once complete.
More than $700 million has been committed to the new Shellharbour Hospital and Integrated Services project, which includes $570 from the NSW Government for the new hospital, a further $23.3 million committed for a new carpark, and an Australian Government contribution of $128 million.
The new Shellharbour Hospital is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure to 2025-26, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.