Frequently asked questions
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When will construction commence?
Construction of the new hospital building is expected to commence in late 2019 with works expected to be complete in early 2022. 
Refurbishment of some areas in the existing hospital building will be undertaken in parallel with construction of the new building. 

Where will the new building be built?
The new building will be built to the west of the existing hospital. 

Why was this location picked?
This location has a number of benefits for staff, patients and the wider community including: 
• minimising disruption to existing clinical services during construction 
• improved access to parking
• providing better opportunities to expand the hospital in the future as demand for clinical services increases. 

What services are involved?
The new building will include: 
• a new and expanded Emergency Department
• a new and expanded Intensive Care Unit
• a new Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre
• a new Paediatric Unit 
• a new and expanded Medical Imaging Department 
• a new and expanded Medical Assessment Unit 
• additional inpatient beds with future expansion space  

The refurbishment of the existing hospital will include:

• more operating theatre capacity
• an expanded Medical Day Unit 
• an expanded Transit Lounge 

When will the new building be opened?
Main works construction of the new hospital building is expected to commence late 2019 with works expected to be complete in early 2022. 
In parallel with construction of the new building refurbishment of some areas of the existing hospital will be undertaken to expand the infrastructure. 

Will there be an increase in car parking?
As part of the redevelopment, a new car park has been constructed at Wyong Hospital and is now open.
The ground level car park provides over 250 new spaces for patients, staff and visitors. 
Over 100 additional parking spaces will be provided when the new hospital building is constructed.
Once the redevelopment is complete, there will be more than 1,200 parking spaces across the hospital campus. 

What are the plans for the existing building? 
Some areas of the existing building will be refurbished to provide enhanced services including operating theatres, the medical day unit and transit lounge (an area in the hospital discharged patients  waiting for transport home or to another facility). 

How are clinicians and staff providing input into the redevelopment?
The Redevelopment Team has been working closely with staff from Wyong Hospital throughout the planning stages of the redevelopment. Staff from each service involved in the redevelopment have had the opportunity to help the project team understand how their service functions and how patients and staff work together and move through a department. 
This will help the redevelopment project team create a design which meets the unique needs of each individual service and the Central Coast community.
The Redevelopment Team will continue to work closely with Wyong Hospital staff as the project progresses.

What community consultation has been done to date?
A community drop in session was held in December 2018 to give the community the opportunity to learn more about the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment. Community members came along to ask questions and chat to the project team about what is happening. They also checked out the images showing what the hospital might look like.
We were fortunate to have consumers involved in our design planning meetings to provide us with their input on the needs of our patients and community. 
As the redevelopment progresses we will continue to engage with the community about the project’s progress.

How can I be involved?
Central Coast Local Health District has a Consumer Network which offers different ways you can have a say about healthcare and the local health service. If you would like to find out more about ways you can be involved in the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment contact Patient Experience and Consumer Engagement on 4320 3527 or CCLHD-PatientExperience@health.nsw.gov.au