What is the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct?

The NSW Government’s $835 million John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct project will transform healthcare on one of the busiest health campuses in NSW. The project will develop clinical and non-clinical services infrastructure to expand, improve the current capacity at the John Hunter and John Hunter Children’s Hospitals. 
The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will deliver an innovative and integrated campus with industry-leading facilities in collaboration with health, education and research partners to meet the demands of the Greater Newcastle, Hunter New England and northern NSW regions.

What is included in the redevelopment?

The redevelopment will include:

  • An interim expansion of the current Emergency Department
  • An expanded new Emergency Department that has dedicated paediatric spaces
  • Expanded and enhanced critical care services
  • Additional patient accommodation including single and twin rooms
  • Increased interventional and imaging services
  • Enhanced outpatient services
  • Clinical and non-clinical support services
  • Increased parking
  • Improved road access to the campus
  • More opportunities for partnerships with industry and higher education providers

When will the redevelopment be completed?

The John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct will be operational from 2026. In terms of the broader precinct, the Precinct Master Plan considers the future use of the campus beyond 2050.

What services will be included in the redevelopment?

Which, when and where clinical services will be included in the redevelopment will be considered through a process of prioritisation. from the CSP and endorsed through project governance. The process of prioritisation includes consideration of clinical need, key clinical relationships and the construction process.

Will there be improvements to traffic flow to and on the campus?

Accessibility to the campus is a key consideration of the project.  The Integrated Project Team is working closely with Transport for NSW and traffic engineers to improve traffic flow and access to the campus.

Will the project include additional parking?

The project team has assessed the car parking needs for the JHHIP to ensure adequate car parking is provided for patients, visitors and staff.  The number of car parking spaces for the campus will be confirmed and submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment as part of the statutory planning approval process.  Consideration has also been given to enabling improved access to public transport which will help reduce car movements on the hostpial campus and in the surrounding streets. 

I am a contractor or subcontractor wanting to work on the John Hunter Hospital redevelopment. How do I express my interest?

The project is currently transitioning from the planning phase to the design phase.  As the project progresses, opportunities for Early Works and Main Works contract packages will be made available to tenderers via the NSW Government eTender site - https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/.

Where can I get more information?

Please contact the Integrated Project Team on HI-JHHIP@health.nsw.gov.au.