Project Scope

The $835 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will greatly increase capacity for critical care and see some existing services refurbished.  

A new seven-storey Acute Services Building (ASB) will be delivered and include:

  • New and expanded emergency department
  • New and expanded critical care services for both adult and paediatrics
  • New operating theatres, interventional and imaging services
  • New birthing suite and inpatient maternity unit
  • New neonatal intensive care unit and special care nursery
  • Larger and redeveloped inpatient units providing single and twin rooms
  • Increased interventional and imaging services
  • Clinical and non-clinical support services
  • Improved road access to the campus
  • Hospital Executive and Demand Management Unit
  • Retail spaces
  • Rooftop helipad
  • Four levels of multi-storey car parking

The existing facility will also be refurbished to deliver:

  • Expanded main entrance with new canopy and improved drop-off zones
  • Two adult inpatient units
  • Hospital Admissions Unit and Administration space
  • New 12 bed Nexus Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (part of the $700 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program supporting mental health care reform in NSW)
  • Retail Services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Support services
  • Upgrades to roads across the precinct
  • Landscaping and wayfinding
  • Engineering and ICT services infrastructure
  • Link bridge to connect the ASB to HMRI