Project Scope

Stage 3 of the redevelopment will include:

  • A new inpatient, birthing and maternity department is the main priority and will be delivered on site
  • Community health will be relocated into the hospital to enable the construction of the new department
  • The new department will connect to Muswellbrook Hospital’s existing infrastructure and services including the emergency department, operating suite and sterilisation unit

Stage 1 of the redevelopment was completed in 2015 which included a new Emergency Department. This stage cost $6.5 million, including a $2.5 million donation from BHP and $4 million from the Restart NSW – Resources for Regions program.

Clinical spaces in the new Emergency Department included:
  • three acute treatment beds
  • a paediatric treatment bed
  • a two-bed resuscitation bay for critically unstable patients
  • consult rooms
  • a procedure/plaster room
  • a room for assessing patients who are experiencing mental health and other issues
  • a private room for women experiencing difficulties in early pregnancy 
  • a room to accommodate patients with infectious respiratory illnesses
  • pathology and pharmacy spaces

The NSW Government invested $20.1 million into Stage 2 of the redevelopment that was completed in 2019. It included new renal and chemotherapy services, as well as:
  • improved spaces for medical imaging and pathology collection
  • refurbished outpatient areas
  • oral health services
  • an enhanced space for patients attending Muswellbrook Hospital for day surgery
  • improvements to the main entry, reception and admission areas