Sydney (NSW Premier’s Office Release, 16 Jan 2023): The $479 million redevelopment of Ryde Hospital has reached another major milestone with the designs of the new precinct unveiled and early works set to commence next month.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the designs released today showcase the major expansion and upgrade of the facility which will support the health needs of the Ryde community.
“We are completely transforming Ryde Hospital into a state-of-the-art health facility with new and enhanced health services,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This $479 million redevelopment will significantly improve access to healthcare for the local community, ensuring more people can get quality care close to home.”
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the redevelopment will future-proof healthcare in the local area.
“The start of early works on site is a significant milestone for the $479 million Ryde Hospital redevelopment,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Once complete, the Ryde Hospital redevelopment will deliver a new and expanded emergency department and intensive care unit, new theatres, new purpose-built ambulatory care centre, new paediatric short stay unit and expanded medical imaging.”
Member for Ryde Victor Dominello said he was delighted to share the new designs with the community.
“These designs follow a significant amount of engagement with the local community, clinicians and key healthcare stakeholders as well as feedback from staff and consumers,” Mr Dominello said.
“The feedback has informed key design considerations such as heritage, the environment and green space to create a welcoming environment for patients, staff, and visitors.”
The $479 million redevelopment will include:
- A new and expanded emergency department;
- A new and expanded medical imaging department;
- A new and expanded intensive care unit;
- New operating theatres;
- More adult overnight inpatient beds;
- A new purpose-built ambulatory care centre;
- A new paediatric short stay unit;
- Improved landscaping, urban spaces and car parking for patients and workers.
Central to the design is connections with existing onsite heritage buildings such as Denistone House and The Stables, and the Blue Gum High Forest, as well as green spaces to create a welcoming environment for patients, staff and visitors.
In response to feedback from the local community and key agencies, changes have been made to the carpark plans to include a new multi-storey car park off Denistone Road and ground-level parking off Ryedale Road. The updated plans are expected to be placed on public exhibition in the coming weeks.
A final State Significant Development Application (SSDA) will be submitted in mid-2023, seeking approval for the final design and main construction works for the redevelopment.
HPAC has been appointed the early works contractor for the redevelopment and will commence works in the coming weeks, with main works expected to begin in late 2023.
The early works will include internal refurbishment to prepare for the first phase of the redevelopment, demolition of three buildings at the rear of the site, partial demolition of ground level carparking and general site preparation earthworks.
The project is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure to 2025-26, including the $265 million Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital redevelopment and the Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice in Manly.
For more information about the redevelopment including the latest designs visit: www.rydehospitalredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au