Newcastle’s $780m Healthcare Precinct Approved

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Newcastle’s John Hunter Health Campus is in line for a $780-million redevelopment including a new acute services building to help provide healthcare for the region’s growing population.

The State Significant Development has won approval from the New South Wales government to redevelop and future-proof the healthcare precinct in the western suburbs of Newcastle, which currently regularly operates at 98 per cent capacity.

The government originally announced the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct in 2019.

Architecture firm BVN said it would “deliver an innovative and integrated precinct” which would meet the future needs of residents in the Hunter.

“The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct Project is being planned and designed with ongoing communication and engagement with clinical staff, operational staff, the community and other key stakeholders,” the BVN design report said.

Read more at The Urban Developer.

John Hunter is one of the most utilised healthcare campuses in NSW. It has one of the busiest Emergency Departments, trauma centres and public hospital neurosurgery units in the state.

The redevelopment of the John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals will deliver a significant expansion providing additional capacity and purpose-built infrastructure, to enable the implementation of contemporary models of care. The project includes an interim expansion of the existing Emergency Department to relieve current pressure.

Read more at Health NSW.