A much larger Emergency Department and Australia’s first public robotic pharmacy are among the features at the $265 million redevelopment at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, which officially opened today.
Technological innovation was key to designing the new six-storey clinical services building, which uses a patient queue system for clinic appointments and hosts Australia’s first public robotic pharmacy to dispense medications.
The expanded Emergency Department includes purpose-built isolation rooms, and a dedicated emergency unit for children, allowing the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai community to access quality healthcare closer to home.
The new Clinical Services Building includes:
- combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit
- combined Respiratory/Cardiac and Coronary Care beds co-located with a Cardiac
- Investigations Unit
- Ambulatory Care Centre (Outpatients Department)
- Medical Imaging
- Medical Assessment Unit
- Inpatients Units (including general medicine, rehabilitation, stroke and dementia/delirium beds)
- co-located education space with The University of Sydney.
The final touches of the project will deliver a new building to house oral health and community health services, which will include chemotherapy and renal dialysis for the first time.
Construction completion is imminent, with the majority of services set to open to patients in late 2022.
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