Concept Design

The Bathurst community is being invited to provide feedback on the latest design for the $200 million Bathurst Health Service Redevelopment.

Health Infrastructure Executive Director for Regional and Rural projects, Amanda Bock said the concept design provides the community with its first look at the new health facility, including the new main entry from Mitre Street. 

“The latest design highlights the vision for the redevelopment which will deliver enhanced and flexible care within a sustainable and contemporary health facility to support the wellbeing of patients, carers and staff now and into the future,” Ms Bock said. 

The Bathurst Health Service Redevelopment will provide a mix of new and refurbished areas at the Bathurst Base Hospital with an expanded emergency department and maternity unit, a new mental health inpatient unit (Panorama Clinic), improvements to inpatient, outpatient and community health services, operating theatres, and a new integrated paediatrics zone. Cancer care service at the Daffodil Cottage will also be expanded as part of the redevelopment.

Ms Bock said staff, clinicians, the Western NSW Local Health District, the Community Reference Group and local Aboriginal community members, along with feedback from the master plan consultation, have informed the hospital’s design.

“Valuable feedback from the community has been integral in shaping the redevelopment every step of the way, including engagement with local Aboriginal stakeholders to ensure the hospital’s design has a focus on Connection to Country. 

“The hospital redevelopment will be located on the existing site, retaining and maximising district views. Light-filled spaces as well as outdoor green areas and direct access to recreational space from the main hospital corridor are also proposed as part of the project,” Ms Bock said.

Improved car parking for patients, staff and visitors, as well as pedestrian and traffic access on the campus are also being investigated as part of the planning process.

“The concept design plan is an exciting stage for this significant redevelopment and we’re encouraging the community to come along to a series of information sessions where they can speak with the project team and provide feedback.” 

Community consultation sessions will be held as follows:

Wednesday 9 August 2023, 12.00pm-2.00pm, Main Entrance, Bathurst Hospital
Wednesday 9 August 2023, 4.00pm-5.30pm, Bernardi’s Marketplace
Thursday 10 August 2023, 9.00am-10.30am, Church Block Café courtyard, Eglinton 
Wednesday 16 August 2023, 12.00pm-2.00pm, Armada Shopping Centre (between Bakers Delight and Farmgate)
Thursday 17 August 2023, 9.00am-11.00am, Main Entrance, Bathurst Hospital

Feedback can also be provided by clicking here.

Construction of the redevelopment is expected to start in 2025. Work to build the expanded health facility will be carefully staged to ensure clinical services remain operational during construction.

For more information please contact the project team via email or phone 02 9978 5432.