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John Hunter Hospital. Image supplied.
  • Project will completed in partnership with New England Local Health District and Health Infrastructure
  • Will be designed by BVN
  • Expected to be competed by 2026

Major Australian-based construction company Multiplex has been announced as the builder for the new $835 million John Hunter Hospital Innovation Precinct (JHHIP) in partnership with Hunter Health New England Local Health District and Health Infrastructure.

This projects follows on a recent successful partnership between Multiplex and Health infrastructure which saw the new $470 million Maitland Hospital completed on time, and to both health and safety standards.

JHHIP, to be located in New Lambton, will deliver a new integrated health precinct to meet the growing needs of those living in the Newcastle, greater Hunter and northern NSW regions.

“We are delighted to expand our contribution to health services in the region, having recently celebrated the opening of the new Maitland Hospital,” said Multiplex Regional Managing Director David Ghannoum.

“We look forward to working with Health Infrastructure and the Hunter New England Local Health District to help realise their sustainability goals and bring to life the design concepts developed as part of their community consultation.”

David Ghannoum, Multiplex Regional Managing Director

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Designed by BVN, the project will see the existing hospitals redeveloped to deliver a new seven-level Acute Services Building (ASB) along with refurbishments to the existing hospital.

There will be a 60% increase in the capacity of the Intensive Care Unit, and close to 50% more theatres.

As part of the project, Multiplex will deliver its 15th Connectivity Centre – a physical hub dedicated to bringing employment and support services together by connecting local job seekers with job opportunities.

The precinct falls under the NSW government’s $10.8 billion investment program into health infrastructure to 2024.

The Connectivity Centre is a proven model which we successfully rolled out on our Maitland Hospital Project,” added Mr Ghannoum.

“We are committed to having a positive impact in the community as part of our role here, and creating opportunities for local participation wherever possible.”

Enabling works for the project will being next month, with expected completion due in early 2026.

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