3 February 2020
A major milestone for the NSW Government’s $265 million Stage 2 Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital redevelopment has been met with the project’s new Medical Imaging Department officially opened after two busy months since staff began treating patients in the new facility.
Health Infrastructure’s project team joined hospital and Northern Sydney Local Health District staff, and NSW Government representatives to celebrate the occasion with a facility tour before cutting a ribbon to declare the new unit officially open.
The unit has almost doubled in size and provides additional services including MRI, Orthopantogram (OPG) for dental scans, fluoroscopy scanning and a screening room.
Improvements to existing services include an upgrade to two CTs, four general x-ray rooms, two ultrasound machines and three new mobile x-ray machines. Nuclear medicine has also been enhanced with the latest technology SPECT CT.
The department has completely transformed its model of care in the new building; working smarter, whilst giving an improved patient experience.
The Medical Imaging Department forms part of the Stage 2 redevelopment deliverables that include a refurbished and expanded Emergency Department and a new Clinical Services Building (CSB).
The CSB will include:
- Combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit
- Combined Respiratory/Cardiac and Coronary Care beds collocated with a Cardiac Investigations Unit
- Outpatient Services
- Paediatrics Unit
- Medical Assessment Unit
- Transit Unit
- Inpatient Units (including general medicine, stroke and dementia/delirium beds)
- Collocated education space with the University of Sydney
- Retail space
Due for completion in 2021, Stage 2 follows on from the $121 million Stage 1
which delivered the new STAR (surgical, theatres, anaesthetics and recovery) building, as well as the new $19.8 million six-storey car park offering over 500 spaces.
An additional $65 million, announced by the NSW Government in March 2019, will allow for:
- Fit-out of two rehabilitation inpatient units
- Refurbishment and increased capacity of Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre
- Expanded Outpatient Services, including new chemotherapy, oral health services and a new renal dialysis unit
- Integration of Community Health Services
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