Expanded Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital opens

NSW Government

The Hornsby community is set to benefit from a super-sized emergency department, roof-top helipad and Australia’s first public hospital robotic pharmacy among the first-class services at the newly redeveloped $265 million Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government is delivering a first-class health facility to cater for the needs of local residents now and into the future as the community continues to grow.

“We are making the right investments in communities across the State to strengthen our frontline services so we can deliver what people need sooner and closer to home,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This $265 million hospital redevelopment will ensure our frontline health workers have the best facilities and equipment in the country and help secure a brighter future for NSW families.”

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the expanded emergency department had already been put to the test during the Omicron outbreak, providing safe, high-quality care to local residents.

“The new emergency department is three times the size of the previous ED and has purpose-built isolation rooms for patients who may be infectious, as well as a separate emergency unit for children,” Mr Hazzard said.

“The entire facility is world-class – from the entrance to the new outpatients department, intensive care unit and the first public hospital robotic pharmacy in Australia.”

Treasurer and Member for Hornsby Matt Kean said following feedback from clinicians and residents, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital now boasts a roof-top helipad to enable faster and safer medical transfers of critically ill patients.

“From the upsized emergency department to the world-class medical facilities for children, our hospital upgrade is what the people of Hornsby need and deserve,” Mr Kean said.

“A facility like this will deliver amazing care and treatment for the community and serve them for generations to come.”

The new Clinical Services Building includes:

  • A combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit;
  • Combined Respiratory/Cardiac and Coronary Care beds co-located with a Cardiac Investigations Unit;
  • Ambulatory Care Centre (Outpatients Department);
  • Medical Imaging;
  • Paediatrics;
  • Medical Assessment Unit;
  • Inpatients Units (including general medicine, rehabilitation, stroke and dementia/delirium beds);
  • Helipad; and
  • Co-located education space with The University of Sydney.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens said the upgrades will continue to strengthen local health services, attract more clinical staff and ensure the community has access to high quality healthcare closer to home.

“These new health facilities have been designed in consultation with health and support staff as well as community representatives, ensuring they meet the health needs of our whole community, including seniors and those raising a family,” Mr Henskens said.

“Even more improvements are on the way, with Stage 2A of the project expected to be complete by the end of the year. The new building will include oral health and community health services, such as chemotherapy and renal dialysis.”

Since 2011, the NSW Government has invested over $440 million in Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 180 hospitals and health facilities across NSW, with more than 130 currently underway – of those almost 70 per cent are in rural and regional areas. The NSW Government has committed $11.9 billion to future health infrastructure projects over the four years to 2025-26.

To view the new hospital and hear about its innovation, view the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2 – Project Completion

video on YouTube.

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