faqs Gunnedah hospital redevelopment

All existing services offered by Gunnedah Health Service will be available following the redevelopment.
The redevelopment project will also provide the infrastructure to enable chemotherapy and renal dialysis services to be delivered in the future.
The master plan sets out the vision for the redevelopment of the hospital including key elements now and into the future.

The Gunnedah Hospital Master Plan includes a new building on the existing hospital site as the major component, and refurbishment of existing buildings.

The new building will house acute services including emergency, imaging, maternity, birthing and the inpatient unit, as well as administration. Community health, outpatients, and theatres will be housed in a fully refurbished building.

Refurbishment will include a complete renewal of the existing building to the most current Australasian Health Facility Guideline standards. Each new room will have new floor, wall and ceiling finishes along with services and fit out provision to meet contemporary standards.
At this stage in the project we are considering the overall service provision and functional relationships that exist.  The next stage in the process, which is the design stage, will confirm the specifics, including bed numbers, for each service.

We can confirm that all rooms with be either single or double and contain an ensuite to support patient privacy and dignity.
Yes, all services will remain during the redevelopment. Some services will be delivered from temporary facilities during the construction process, however we will give the community advance notice of any temporary changes.
While not part of the redevelopment project, the District is currently implementing a Rural Staff Accommodation Project to increase and improve accommodation across a number of health sites, including Gunnedah.
Health professionals, consumers, and communities across the Gunnedah region all have an important role in shaping key aspects of the redevelopment project. We are committed to ensuring the staff and community are engaged and consulted throughout the planning and design phases of the project.

We are currently consulting on the master plan, with the next major consultation opportunity the concept design in mid-2022. Again, we will provide an opportunity for staff and the community to view the concept design and provide their feedback. We will continue to issue regular updates so all stakeholders are informed about the project’s progress.