Gosford Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment to meet the growing needs of our community.
This major investment will deliver a next-generation health service to the people of the Central Coast. It will consolidate existing health services, enable new treatment models, enhance our future capacity and help to improve the quality of patient care.
The Gosford Hospital redevelopment will deliver a range of new and upgraded facilities, including:
- a new emergency department that will more than double the current size
- a new psychiatric emergency care centre
- a new and larger intensive care unit
- more operating theatres and patient recovery beds
- new endoscopy facilities
- expanded maternity services with more beds, birthing rooms and special care cots
- a new women’s health clinic
- a new paediatric treatment unit
- upgraded cardiac catheterisation labs and an integrated cardio-vascular service
- more medical imaging services, including a nuclear medicine department
- new inpatient wards
- more outpatient services that will triple the current size and capacity
- a new rehabilitation unit
- expanded cancer treatment services with more chemotherapy chairs
- general refurbishments to other clinical areas.
In addition, the Gosford Hospital redevelopment will feature:
- a new main entrance area off Showground Road (instead of Holden Street), with easier access into, and around, the hospital site
- a new design and floor layout that will make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way around
- an additional multi-storey car park.
Extensive consultation has occurred with a range of stakeholders to ensure the new hospital meets clinical and community needs. This includes forums, presentations and direct discussions with community members, local councils, government agencies and visiting medical experts. More than 1,800 consultations also took place with clinical and non-clinical staff in the planning, design and early works process. Staff will continue to be involved as the project moves forward.