Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today unveiled the concept design for the new Maitland Hospital while confirming enabling works have begun onsite.
Mr MacDonald toured the site with representatives from Health Infrastructure and Hunter New England Local Health District and inspected the preliminary work that will prepare the Metford site for the hospital’s construction.
“The Maitland and lower Hunter community will be excited to see construction begin on their new $450 million Hospital” Mr MacDonald said.
“By partnering with one of the world class not-for-profit health providers, we will bring together the expertise and the resources of the public and non-government sectors to deliver high quality care to patients, carers and their families now and into the future. This includes full public patient access as they currently receive”.
Fencing and signage have been erected to establish the site and a new main entry point will be built. A new roundabout on Metford Road will be constructed as part of the enabling works.
Services to the site will be upgraded, including a new water main and the relocation of above and below ground services such as gas mains, power and communications cables.
Enabling works are being carried out by Donnelley Constructions Pty Ltd and expected to be completed before the end of 2018.
The Request for Proposal process is on track with a shortlist to be released shortly.
The not-for-profit health providers will then be invited to provide proposals to partner with the NSW Government to operate the state-of-the-art new Maitland Hospital.
The artist impression will be supplied to the not-for-profit health providers as a reference for design.