The works are set to transform health care for the greater Newcastle, Hunter New England and northern NSW regions, with a 60 per cent increase in Intensive Care Unit capacity and almost 50 per cent more theatres. The significant investment of $835 million by the NSW Government, will further support the delivery of world class health care to the rural and regional communities in NSW.
Patients are at the forefront of the innovative designs, with large windows for more natural light and plenty of green spaces and quiet zones to make the hospital stay as comfortable as possible.
The new seven-storey Acute Services Building will include:
- A new Emergency Department
- Critical care services (adult and paediatric)
- Operating theatres and interventional suites
- Imaging services
- Birthing suite and inpatient maternity unit
- Neonatal intensive care and special care nursery
- Retail, new hospital entrance canopy and improved drop-off zone
- Rooftop helipad and increased car parking capacity
APP’s project team is thrilled to again be working with Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Local Health District on this transformational project. APP Project Director Peter Allen said: “Our project team brings extensive experience delivering critical health aligned infrastructure to the region. We are proud to be playing an important role in this project, enabling our clients and communities to prosper.”
The redevelopment will also deliver improvements to the internal road network, including future connection to the Newcastle Inner City Bypass and a link bridge to connect the new building to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).
The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project is being delivered in partnership with Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Local Health District.
APP is very proud to continue its working relationship with Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Local Health District, with our team previously delivered health facilities in the Hunter New England Local Health District including Murrurundi, Tamworth, Inverell and Armidale.