faqs Gunnedah hospital redevelopment

All existing services offered by Gunnedah Health Service will be available following the redevelopment.
The redevelopment includes a new acute services building on the hospital campus, to house the emergency department, and new birthing, maternity and inpatient unit. The new building will be linked to the existing building.

A new main entry to the hospital will be created off Marquis Street, through refurbishment of the former community health entry.

All other health services will continue to operate onsite within the existing infrastructure, including medical imaging, operating theatre, day surgery, dental, community health, outpatient services, and back-of-house services. The community will continue to have access to chemotherapy and renal services provided through Tamworth Hospital.
The Gunnedah Hospital Redevelopment will provide a modern, fit-for-purpose health facility that will support contemporary models of care. The valuable feedback gained through previous staff and community consultation has been considered as part of the new design.

There has been no change in the planned inpatient capacity within the updated project scope and design. The inpatient bedrooms are a mix of single and double rooms with ensuite and carer spaces offering flexible spaces for improved patient care and supported by a patient and visitor lounge.
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 Hunter New England Local Health District is 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.

Consultation summary reports are available under the Planning and Design tabs.