Gunnedah Hospital master plan released

The Gunnedah community is invited to have its say on the new $53 million redevelopment of Gunnedah Hospital after the unveiling of the project's master plan.

Community pop-up sessions will be held at The Civic in Gunnedah (Monday, March 21, 5-7pm and Tuesday, March 22, 12-2pm) for people to view the master plan and ask questions.

The master plan outlines the vision for the redevelopment of the hospital including key elements and priorities and how new facilities and services will integrate with the existing hospital campus.

A new health services building will house an emergency department, inpatient, maternity and birthing units and medical imaging. Community health services and outpatient units will also be relocated to a refurbished building which will integrate the services under the one roof.

The project team has been working with staff, project user groups and key healthcare stakeholders for the planning of this redevelopment.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said work on the Gunnedah site is expected to start in 2023 once project planning and design is complete and subject to achieving statutory planning approvals.

There will be opportunities for the community to provide further input down the track and I will continue to keep the community informed as planning progresses and we move towards construction," Mr Anderson said.