The latest designs for Bathurst Hospital Redevelopment
have been unveiled for community feedback, with the modern facilities set to transform healthcare services for the region.
The design has been informed by extensive feedback from health professionals, staff, patients, Aboriginal community representatives, and the Community Reference Group.
The redevelopment includes a mix of new and refurbished areas including a new and expanded emergency department and maternity services, alongside a new non-acute mental health inpatient unit. It will also include a new integrated paediatrics zone and improvements to inpatient, outpatient, and community health services.
Enhancements to clinical services will be delivered to improve patient flow and experience in the expanded emergency department. Virtual and Out-of-Hospital Care will also help drive greater efficiency and enhanced patient care outcomes.
Cardiology and maternity services will be enhanced through the redevelopment, offering mothers and their babies single inpatient rooms with overnight carer spaces. The maternity unit will also include new birthing suites and an expanded Special Care Nursery.
The hospital's design has a strong Connection to Country, with light-filled spaces and direct access to recreational areas, aiming to create a welcoming environment for patients, visitors and staff.
Improvements to hospital access for patients, staff, and visitors will be delivered through a new front entrance, retention of the existing entrance, and enhanced surrounding street parking.
The State Significant Development Application for the Bathurst Hospital Redevelopment is expected to be lodged later this year with construction expected to start in 2025 following planning approvals.