The northern Sydney community today gets its first look at the new design for the $200 million Stage 2 redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital featuring integrated, co-located health services.
Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard and Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation and Member for Hornsby, Matt Kean, released the designs to the public before touring the new hospital site with Northern Sydney Local Health District Acting Chief Executive Lee Gregory and local clinicians. “The NSW Government has a record building plan across the state,” Mr Hazzard said.
hos“This redevelopment is all about providing a much better experience for patients, carers, staff and visitors to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in a purpose-built, one-stop shop that meets the needs of the community well into the future.
Mr Kean said the new facility will include a refurbished and expanded Emergency Department and a new multi-storey Clinical Services Building.
“We’re investing in communities and their health, not just now but well into the future,” Mr Kean said. “We’ve listened to locals and frontline health professionals on what they need from their new hospital to make sure we’ve got it right.”
The Clinical Services Building will accommodate a Medical Assessment Unit, combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit, combined Coronary Care and Cardiac Investigations Unit, Ambulatory Care Centre, Transit Lounge, Inpatient Units and combined education space with the University of Sydney and retail space.
The project complements the $121 million Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1, which saw the construction of the STAR building.
The STAR building (Surgery, Theatres, Anaesthetics and Recovery) includes eight new operating theatres, a central sterilising service, surgical in-patient units, pathology services, kitchens and improved health information services. Also planned for the site is a multi-storey carpark.