In April 2017, NHW was awarded $15.2million in capital funding through the State Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to undertake Stage 1 component of the redevelopment, the Consultancy Team have now been appointed. This follows on from a competitive tender process, and the successful contractors meeting with NHW Board and Executive representative this week. A further submission for Stage 2 of the redevelopment of approximately $7M has been submitted, and should this be successful the redevelopment will be combined to make for one redevelopment project.
Stage 1 of this exciting redevelopment will include:
- the establishment of an updated site Master Plan
- a new Critical Care Unit (CCU) being built above the existing Emergency Department,
- an expanded Emergency Department
- a relocated and refurbished Oncology service.
- an additional 7 inpatient ward beds in the ward occupied by the current CCU
The appointed consultancy teams for the Redevelopment Project are as follows:
HSPC Health Architects
Lehr Consultants International (LCI)
Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC)
BSA Building Surveyors
The Master Plan review, along with detailed project planning and schematic design will be undertaken over the next six months, leading to the tendering process for the head contractor occurring by December this year. Construction will then commence early in 2019, and take up to two years.
CEO Margaret Bennett said; ‘We are very excited to be progressing this grand project, which will bring great benefit to the broader North East community. A detailed design consultation process will ensure that our staff and representative consumers and community members are engaged throughout the process. Their input will be central to the success of the redevelopment’