lower mid north coast health project

The NSW Government is investing $180 million in the Lower Mid North Coast Health Service, which merges the Manning Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2 along with the planned investment towards public health services in Forster-Tuncurry.  

Manning Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 1 is complete and delivered enhanced cancer care services, renal dialysis services, medical imaging services, a hospital car park reconfiguration, increased consultation spaces and a refurbished hospital main entrance. 


The project will: 
  • Boost health services for communities across the lower Mid North Coast 
  • Provide contemporary facilities to support best practice models of care 
  • Provide patients, families and carers with contemporary facilities to meet the health needs of the community now and in the future 
  • Improve access around Manning Base Hospital and better connectivity of services 
  • Enable new and upgraded clinical facilities to be seamlessly integrated into the future 


The final scope for the Lower Mid North Coast Health Service Project will be determined through the planning process.  


  • Quarter 4, 2024: Consultants engaged
  • 2025: Construction starts