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Artist Ellie Hannon (pictured waving above) joined the project team at the recent Olive Tree Christmas Markets in Newcastle

Connecting with our community is an art

Local artist Ellie Hannon, who is creating artwork that will be displayed as graphics in the new hospital building, joined the project team at the Olive Tree Christmas Markets.

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Posted 18 Dec 2023
New project – fresh out of the oven

New project – fresh out of the oven

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct (JHHIP) team joined together recently to marvel at a unique piece of infrastructure – a life-size Gingerbread House.

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Posted 13 Dec 2023
One of the consultation sessions with staff and patients

Making sure your art's in the right place

Developing art for the redevelopment hinges on collaboration with patients, staff and the community 

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Posted 28 Nov 2023
One year anniversary of main works beginning

One year anniversary of main works beginning

Progress over the past 12 months includes new site offices, expansion of Carpark 5 and the foundation work for the new building that will connect to the existing hospital

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Posted 27 Oct 2023
Some of the women from the integrated project team

Giving women a jump start into construction

The John Hunter Multiplex Jump Start Program provides women with mentoring, workshops and information sessions so they know more about working in construction.

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Posted 23 Oct 2023
Can we lift it? Yes we can

Can we lift it? Yes we can

The building site received a very special visit this week from children who attend Possum Place Child Care Centre on the John Hunter Hospital campus. 

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Posted 20 Oct 2023
Key projects working in tandem

Key projects working in tandem

The JHHIP team joined with Transport for NSW to update the infrastrucutre industry on these two key projects.

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Posted 18 Oct 2023
Teddy Bears’ Clinic – a roaring success

Teddy Bears’ Clinic – a roaring success

The teddy bears of Newcastle and the Hunter region are now fighting fit thanks to our recent community event.

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Posted 12 Oct 2023
New maternity spaces

New maternity spaces

Birthing rooms with baths and seating that converts to an overnight bed are just some of the features that will be part of the new spaces. 

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Posted 24 Sep 2023
Staff specialist Ruth Thompson

A new Acute Medical unit

The project team has recently completed more than 400 hours of consultation with project user groups (PUGs) to finalise the detailed designs for all areas of the new development.
 

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Posted 23 Aug 2023
Artist's impression of interior space

Detailed designs complete

Feedback from project user groups has been vital in helping finalise the new spaces

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Posted 23 Aug 2023
Ready, Teddy, Go

Ready, Teddy, Go

The JHHIP project team and volunteer teddy medical staff will be running a community pop-up session themed as a Teddy Bears’ Clinic at Charlestown Square on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September from 10am-1pm.

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Posted 22 Aug 2023
Focus on road infrastructure

Focus on road infrastructure

An important part of the redevelopment is the upgrades and modifications to roads around the precinct.

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Posted 03 Jul 2023
Precinct built on solid ground

Precinct built on solid ground

The first concrete slab has been poured and 600 tonnes of steel have been installed in a major milestone for the project

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Posted 03 Jul 2023
Introducing Lifty and Lofty

Introducing Lifty and Lofty

Our cranes now have names. Read more about our winners and runners-up.  

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Posted 22 Jun 2023
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Find out how the project has integrated environmental considerations into our work to deliver tangible, sustainable outcomes.  

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Posted 05 Jun 2023
Vote for the best crane names

Vote for the best crane names

The time has come to place your vote, which will decide the John Hunter's crane names. 

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Posted 30 May 2023
Calling all crane-iacs

Calling all crane-iacs

Put your thinking caps on and help us name the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct's cranes. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs. 
 

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Posted 01 May 2023
Connecting locals to construction careers

Connecting locals to construction careers

A new centre that links locals to jobs in the construction industry has been opened as part of the project. 

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Posted 05 Apr 2023
Pint-sized Picassos brighten up the JHHIP

Pint-sized Picassos brighten up the JHHIP

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct just got a little more colourful. 
 

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Posted 30 Mar 2023
Towering over the development site

Towering over the development site

Work on the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct is on track with the arrival and installation of the first tower crane.   

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Posted 02 Mar 2023
Local launch of Reconciliation Action Plan

Local launch of Reconciliation Action Plan

The project team invited representatives from the Local Health District, APP, Multiplex and the local Aboriginal community to hear about the new plan launched by Health Infrastructure 

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Posted 20 Feb 2023
Colour the cranes

Colour the cranes

The cranes are here and have started work on our Acute Services Building, a key feature of 

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Posted 13 Feb 2023
A window to the future

A window to the future

While patients, visitors and staff watch the development through the hospital windows, our new stickers shed more light on what's going on. 

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Posted 23 Jan 2023
Facility Planner Karen Height leads a tour

Staff review their future workspaces

The project has built several prototype rooms of that are close replicas of what will likely be seen in the new Acute Services Building.

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Posted 23 Dec 2022
A simulation of an emergency resuscitation helped shape the design of the new inpatient rooms

Testing future workspaces

Feedback from staff, patients, their families and carers has helped shape the design of the prototype rooms that are close replicas of what to expect in the new building. 
 

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Posted 23 Dec 2022
Thanks for a great year

Thanks for a great year

We joined forces with the Closing The Gap Collaborative and closed out 2022 with a staff barbeque

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Posted 23 Dec 2022
Working side by side

Working side by side

While work continues on the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project, there’ll soon be plenty of activity taking place just outside the precinct too.  

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Posted 19 Oct 2022
Moving on to main works

Moving on to main works

Main works construction has officially commenced on the $835 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. 

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Posted 14 Oct 2022
Our native flora and fauna

Protecting and preserving

Hear how we're minimising any impact we have on the biodiversity in the area

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Posted 12 Oct 2022
Painting a picture of the future precinct

Painting a picture of the future precinct  

Growing evidence shows that incorporating arts into health facilities has proven clinical benefits to the health system as a whole.  

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Posted 07 Sep 2022
Looping in volunteers

Looping in volunteers

Engaging with those who guide patients and visitors is a key step in preparing for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. 

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Posted 24 Aug 2022
Building a foundation of strong relationships

Building a foundation of strong relationships

Involving the local Aboriginal community in all aspects of the development was a key request from the community during consultation and engagement.  

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Posted 15 Jul 2022
Come fly with me

Come fly with me

Work has begun on the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2026 but we can take a look now at the new precinct. 

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Posted 05 Jul 2022
Construction is underway on the JHHIP project

Construction is underway on the JHHIP project

A traditional sod turn ceremony has marked the start of construction of the new seven-storey Acute Services Building, the centrepiece of the $835 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. 

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Posted 28 Jun 2022
Enabling works to begin

Enabling works to begin

Multiplex Constructions will start work on Monday 11 April

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Posted 07 Apr 2022
John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct Granted SSDA approval

John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct Granted SSDA approval

The $835 million expansion of the John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals reached a major milestone in December with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment granting approval of the SSDA for the project.

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Posted 22 Dec 2021
Designs revealed for Nexus Mental Health Unit

Designs revealed for Nexus Mental Health Unit

Young people co-design Nexus Mental Health Unit 

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Posted 15 Oct 2021
Schematic design unveiled

Schematic design unveiled

Health Minister Brad Hazzard today visited the hospital to unveil the schematic designs of $835million expansion of the John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals. 

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Posted 25 May 2021
Design Unveiled for new $835M Hospital Build

Design Unveiled for new $835M Hospital Build

The future vision of the world-class expansion of John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospital has been unveiled.
 

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Posted 02 Oct 2020
Interim Emergency Department works complete

Interim Emergency Department works complete

A milestone has been achieved for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project, with works completed on the interim Emergency Department 

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Posted 25 Aug 2020
Interim Emergency department works commence ahead of schedule

Interim Emergency department works commence ahead of schedule

A milestone has been achieved for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct, with works commencing on the Emergency Department interim expansion in mid 2020, five months ahead of schedule.

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Posted 22 Apr 2020
John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct master Plan presented to staff

John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct master Plan presented to staff

Hunter New England Local Health District Chief Executive, Michael DiRienzo, and Executive Director Infrastructure and Planning, Ramsey Awad, presented the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct Master Plan to staff at the John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals in August 2019.

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Posted 19 Aug 2019

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