Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Enhanced and Expanded Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Opens

Inside new rooms at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai hospital

A world-class redevelopment of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital will strengthen local health services and ensure the Ku-ring-gai community has access to high quality healthcare close to home for generations to come.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC joined Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Member for Hornsby Matt Kean to officially open the redeveloped hospital.

“These new health facilities have been designed in consultation with health and support staff as well as community representatives, ensuring they meet the health needs of our whole community, including seniors and those raising a family,” Mr Henskens said.

“The remarkable transformation of the hospital is cutting-edge and innovative, boasting Australia’s first public robotic pharmacy to dispense medications, and streamlining health care services.”

This $265 million hospital redevelopment provides expanded health services in a purpose-built building, and an enhanced Emergency Department with isolation rooms and a separate paediatric emergency unit.

The new six storey Clinical Service Building includes:

  • A combined Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit;
  • Combined Respiratory/Cardiac and Coronary Care beds co-located with a Cardiac Investigations Unit;
  • Ambulatory Care Centre (Outpatients Department);
  • Medical Imaging;
  • Paediatrics;
  • Medical Assessment Unit;
  • Inpatients Units (including general medicine, rehabilitation, stroke and dementia/delirium beds);
  • Helipad; and
  • Co-located education space with The University of Sydney.

Even more improvements are on the way, with Stage 2A of the project expected to be complete by the end of the year. The new building will accommodate outpatient services, including day chemotherapy, renal dialysis, oral health, and BreastScreen, and consolidated community health services.

The NSW Government has invested over $440 million in Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital since 2011 and added nearly 250 more doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and support staff.

Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 180 hospitals and health facilities across NSW, with more than 130 currently underway – of those almost 70 per cent are in rural and regional areas. The NSW Government has committed $11.9 billion to health infrastructure projects over the four years to 2025-26.