The Bathurst community is being invited to have their say on the latest designs for the $200 million Bathurst Hospital Redevelopment, which is set to transform healthcare services for the region.
Minister for Regional Health Ryan Park said the schematic design showcases the modern health facilities that will be delivered as part of the redevelopment, including the new and expanded emergency department, new main entry on Mitre Street and improved access to greenspace.
The Bathurst Hospital Redevelopment will deliver a mix of new and refurbished areas including an expanded emergency department and maternity services alongside a new modern non-acute mental health inpatient unit (Panorama House).
It will also include improvements to inpatient, outpatient and community health services, operating theatres, cardiology services and a new integrated paediatrics zone, alongside a planned expansion to Daffodil Cottage.
Mr Park said the hospital design has been informed by extensive feedback from health professionals, staff, patients, Aboriginal community representatives and the Community Reference Group.
Access to the hospital for patients, staff and visitors through pedestrian access, car parking and public transport will be delivered through the new Mitre Street front entrance, retention of the Howick Street entrance as well as improved parking on the surrounding streets.
The Bathurst community is encouraged to attend one of following community consultation sessions or provide feedback via the project website bathurstredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au.
• Tuesday 13 February, 9.00am-11.00am, Church Block Café, Eglington
• Tuesday 13 February, 12.00pm-2.00pm, Main Foyer, Bathurst Hospital
• Thursday 15 February, 12.00pm-1.30pm, Main Foyer, Bathurst Hospital
• Thursday 15 February, 4.00pm-6.00pm, Armada Bathurst (opposite Blooms Chemist)
The State Significant Development Application for the Bathurst Hospital redevelopment is expected to be lodged later this year with construction expected to start in 2025 following planning approvals.
For more information and to provide feedback, visit bathurstredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au or contact the project team via email HI-Bathurst@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 9978 5432.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Health Ryan Park:
“Feedback from the local community throughout the planning and design process has been extremely valuable in shaping the redevelopment to ensure it meets the region’s unique health needs.
“Significant enhancements to clinical services will be delivered to improve patient flow and experience in the expanded emergency department. Virtual and Out of Hospital Care will also help drive greater efficiency and enhanced patient care outcomes.
“The hospital’s design has a strong Connection to Country, with light-filled spaces, alongside direct access to recreational areas and improved connectivity to Victoria Park which will create a welcoming environment for patients, visitors and staff.
“New mothers and their babies will have single inpatient rooms with overnight carer spaces. The maternity unit will also see new full sized birthing suites, alongside an expanded Special Care Nursery, to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional healthcare to the Bathurst community.”
Quotes attributable to Stephen Lawrence:
“Every step in the process puts us closer and closer to a redeveloped Bathurst Hospital, which is exciting for the local community.
“The full scope for the project is continuing to be developed and will be finalised through further planning and design, with key clinical services to be prioritised.
“The concept design plan is an exciting stage for this significant redevelopment and we’re encouraging the community to come along to a series of information sessions where they can speak with the project team and provide feedback.”