Richard Crookes Constructions commenced early works for the redevelopment in October 2023. This included some demolition activities to start clearing the site ready for major construction, as well as the refurbishment of the former community health entry to create the new main entry and reception area, improving access for patients and visitors.

The site of the new hospital was also cleansed through a traditional smoking ceremony, prior to main construction works which began in July 2024. To view images of the construction progress please click here. 

The redevelopment will deliver a new acute services building, housing an expanded emergency department and a modern birthing, maternity, and inpatient unit, that will support contemporary models of care.