Wyong Hospital Redevelopment powers forward

22 Feb 2021 health

The NSW Government’s redevelopment of Wyong Hospital is powering forward, with the new six-storey building set to be completed and operational in July 2021.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new and expanded facilities would provide first-class healthcare services to the northern suburbs of the Central Coast.

“The first sod was turned in October 2019 and work continues to power along, with more than 800 construction jobs created so far,” Mr Crouch said.

“With the Central Coast’s population expected to grow by 95,250 between 2016 and 2041, Wyong Hospital is being redeveloped with an eye to the future.

“During the 2019-2020 financial year a total of 69,112 people presented to the Wyong Hospital Emergency Department, and this will continue to increase as our population grows.

“Careful consideration has been given to co-locating services in the new Wyong Hospital, such as placing the Emergency Department and medical imaging side-by-side to ensure patients are provided with the most efficient and high-quality care.

“The new Emergency Department has also been constructed with additional capacity for growth to meet the predicted future increase in demand.”

The new six-storey building will include:
- A new and expanded Emergency Department,
- A new and expanded intensive care unit,
- A new psychiatric emergency care centre,
- A new paediatric unit,
- A new and expanded medical imaging department,
- A new and expanded medical assessment unit, and
- Additional inpatient beds with future expansion space.

The refurbishment of the existing building will include:
- More operating theatre capacity by construction one new theatre, three new recovery beds as well as new office spaces and storage,
- An expanded medical day unit, and
- An expanded transit lounge.

The new building is expected to be completed in July 2021 and the refurbishment of the existing building will be completed in early 2022.