$110.2M Cowra Hospital Redevelopment Moves Ahead

Steph Cooke stands next to a sign that reads 'Cowra Health Service' and 'emergency'. The hospital building is behind her.

Work to deliver the new $110.2 million Cowra Hospital will commence in the coming weeks, with the early works contractor appointed for the new state-of-the-art health facility.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is pleased to unveil the latest designs for the hospital redevelopment marking a significant milestone in the delivery of the new purpose-built health facility for the Cowra community.

“This is an exciting announcement for the Cowra community, with early work for the hospital redevelopment to start in the coming weeks, bringing enhanced health services tailored to the needs of our community another step closer,” Ms Cooke said.

“New artist impressions showcasing the design for the redevelopment, which will be built on the existing site and provide modernised health services and facilities for patients, staff and the local community.”

“We’ve listened to feedback from staff and the community which has informed the hospital’s two-level design, as well as improved access and onsite parking, new landscaped areas and enhanced views from the hospital.”

“We’re now encouraging the community to view the latest designs, provide their feedback and ask questions at upcoming community information sessions with the project team.”

The new $110.2 million hospital will deliver:

  • An emergency department,
  • A general medical and surgery inpatient ward, including spaces to provide palliative care
  • A peri-operative service (a range of surgical procedures),
  • A maternity unit with a dedicated nursery,
  • Ambulatory care (services for outpatients) and Hospital in the Home,
  • Oral health (dental clinic),
  • Renal dialysis (dialysis treatment for outpatients),
  • Oncology (chemotherapy treatments),
  • Community and allied health
  • Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol services,
  • Tresillian inpatient beds for new mothers and their babies, and
  • A medical imaging department including a new CT Scanner and Ultrasound

The redevelopment, and the unique history of the existing hospital is being captured through a detailed photo archival, which will provide a photographic record of the Cowra health service for the local community. 

“We’re committed to integrating the hospital’s rich history and the community’s long held connection with the site into the new hospital’s Arts and Culture initiatives, which are being developed as part of the redevelopment,” Ms Cooke said.

Drop-in community information sessions for the redevelopment will be held at Cowra Civic Centre on:

Wednesday 14 December, 12.00pm-1.00pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm

The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the designs via email, or  please contact the project team via phone on 9978 5432 or email HI-Cowra@health.nsw.gov.au or visit cowrahospitalredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au

Lipman is the enabling works contractor for the Cowra Hospital redevelopment.

Main construction works for the redevelopment is expected to commence in 2023 after early works are completed.

The Cowra Hospital redevelopment is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2025-26, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.

Since 2011, the government has delivered more than 180 health capital works across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway – of those, more than 90 are in rural and regional areas.

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