GHD Woodhead was engaged by NSW Health Infrastructure to design the masterplan for the redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

After a lengthy consultation period, the project planning team has developed a proposal that provides a modern and functional operating complex that will allow staff to deliver the best possible care to the community.

Due to the complexity of this project, the redevelopment of the entire campus will be undertaken in stages. This will ensure the local community, staff and emergency services can continue to access the public hospital and all its services with minimal disruption.

Stage 1 of the redevelopment will maximise site utilisation and provide a logical framework for future works. This stage includes provision of: eight operating theatres, sterilising services department, three 28 bed inpatient surgical units, high volume short stay models of care, increased capacity for patient isolation when required and surge capacity for existing medical beds.

The surgical services buildings are designed with shell space on the ground and first floor to accommodate future hospital expansion. Systemised design principles are employed throughout the project to facilitate rapid construction as well as future flexibility.

In order to ensure minimum disruption to the existing hospital service, to expedite the delivery of services to the community and to ensure value for client money, the overall Stage 1 project has been broken up into sub stages and early works packages. These include car parking, demolition, refurbishment and minor new build work.