Thursday 30 April 2020
Works have commenced earlier than planned for an interim expansion of the John Hunter Hospital
Emergency Department to assist in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak – as part of the $780 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project.
Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Local Health District are working in collaboration to provide an additional 12 treatment spaces and a procedure room, delivering an increased ED capacity of 40 per cent.
The works will take around two months to complete and will be completed without any operational impact to the existing ED.
Health Infrastructure Chief Executive Rebecca Wark said continuing work on projects is essential to not only deliver important health facilities for the community, but to support much-needed employment and the local economy during these challenging times.
The NSW Government’s $780 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will deliver planned improvements to clinical services and facilities including a new expanded Emergency Department, new and expanded critical care services including operating theatre and intensive care, increased interventional and imaging services, expanded and re-developed inpatient units and enhanced ambulatory care services.
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