What is the St George Hospital Redevelopment Project?
The $277 million redevelopment of St George Hospital includes a new seven-storey Acute Services Building to be built above the new Emergency Department on Gray Street which was completed in October 2014.
The Acute Services Building will provide an enhanced model of care. The project also provides long term planning flexibility for the hospital.
The Acute Services Building will include:
There will be some refurbishment works to improve access between the existing Clinical Services Building and the Tower Ward Block.
The multi-storey car park located on Gray Street will receive an additional two storeys. This extension of the car park will be towards the end of the redevelopment and is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.
What are the benefits of the redevelopment?
The redevelopment is a major investment by the NSW Government and will meet the future needs of patients by delivering healthcare services for the needs of the local area and beyond.
The design of the Acute Services Building above the new Emergency Department will allow services to be collocated so patients can be quickly assessed and treated.
Where does the funding for the redevelopment of St George Hospital building come from?
The NSW State Government announced $307 million in funding for the project in February 2015.
With the project now being fast-tracked by six months, $30 million will be saved without any reduction in the size of the project or the clinical services delivered.
When will construction of the acute services building start?
Construction for the new Acute Services Building commenced in early 2016.
When will the project be completed?
The new Acute Services Building is being fast-tracked by the NSW Government and will be completed six months early in 2017. The refurbishment works are scheduled for completion in 2018.
Will the emergency department be accessible during the construction works?
The Emergency Department will continue to operate as normal through the redevelopment.
Will there be additional car parking?
Yes there will be additional car parking, in two areas:
· Kensington Street
A new 55 car space street level car park was built on Kensington Street and was opened on 30 July 2015.
· Gray Street
Once the acute services building is completed, work will start on constructing a further two storeys on top of the current multi-storey car park on Gray Street. This will provide an additional 130 car parking spaces.
The extension above the multi-storey is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.