Design Unveiled for new $835M Hospital Build

The future vision of the world-class expansion of John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospital has been unveiled.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard unveiled the artist’s impressions, marking a major milestone for the project.
The concept design reveals a new seven-storey Acute Services Building which will include:
  • A new emergency department;
  • Critical care services (adult and paediatric);
  • Operating theatres, interventional and imaging services;
  • Birthing suite and inpatient maternity unit;
  • Neonatal intensive care and special care nursery;
  • Larger and redeveloped inpatient units; and
  • Rooftop helipad.
Developed in consultation with hospital user groups and other key stakeholders, the new Acute Services Building will be connected to the existing facility and the Hunter Medical Research Institute. The expansion also includes refurbishing areas of the existing hospitals.
Due for completion in 2026, the $835 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will deliver enhanced facilities and additional capacity to serve the future health needs of the Greater Newcastle, Hunter New England and northern NSW regions.


Members of the Integrated Project Team were joined by Leisa Rathborne, Acting Chief Executive, Health Infrastructure, Dr Paul Craven, Executive Director, Children, Young People and Families, Hunter New England Local Health District (far right), NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (far left) , Minister for Health and Medical Research the Honorary Brad Hazzard (centre), and Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack to mark the occasion.