Wyong hospital redevelopment

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LATEST UPDATE ON HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS PROPOSAL

Wyong Hospital is one of five initial locations selected for the NSW Government’s hospital partnership program.

The NSW Government is seeking to establish a partnership with non-government hospital operators to provide sustainable public health services to the local community.

The program will bring the expertise and the resources of the public and non-government sectors together to deliver high quality care to patients, carers and their families now and into the future.

What is happening?
Between 15 September and 14 October 2016, Expressions of interest (EOI) were invited from experienced hospital operators to provide health services to public patients at Wyong Hospital. This represents the first stage of a potential procurement process.
 

Significant interest was expressed from hospital operators, and EOIs are now being evaluated. A decision on whether any of the EOIs are suitable to proceed to the next stage of the procurement process is expected to be complete by early 2017.  

If projects are selected to progress, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued to the selected operators from mid-2017. Proposals received will in turn be subject to a robust assessment process. If proposals do not meet the expectations of the NSW Government – and offer additional benefits to patients and the community – a traditional approach will be adopted to ensure the delivery of Wyong Hospital in accordance with the 2015 election commitment.

What are the benefits?
Partnering with a non-government hospital operator means infrastructure and service costs will be shared with the hospital operator, enabling high-quality care to be delivered at a reduced cost to the taxpayer.

The community will benefit from greater choice and a broader range of health services which respond to community needs over time.

As a public patient you will be able to use the new hospital, including the Emergency Department, in exactly the same way that you currently use your public hospital now.

How can I find out more?

Media releases from NSW Health Minister

Community FAQs
Health Infrastructure has provided responses to some frequently asked questions: Community FAQs

Email through your query
If you have any additional questions about the Wyong Hospital redevelopment, please email cclhd-redevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au