​Our Building Projects

Hunter New England Local Health District, in partnership with NSW Ministry of Health and Health Infrastructure, is committed to the provision of high quality, safe and appropriate public health services.

We have more than 95 facilities across a vast area from Newcastle to the Queensland border, and we aim to make health services available when and where needed. This includes emergency services, general health, mental health, dental, allied health, public health, Aboriginal health and multicultural health services.

Undertaking building projects – revitalising and redeveloping our health facilities – is one way of ensuring that our communities can access the best possible public health services.

There are currently a number of significant capital works projects underway throughout the Local Health District – for an overview use the map to toggle through projects, for further information check out the project pages below.



Armidale Hospital Redevelopment

The $60 million dollar Armidale Hospital Redevelopment includes the new four-story building opened in March 2018 and the refurbishment of the existing spaces. The new building contains the emergency department, operating theatres and procedure room, sterilising department, and medical inpatient ward.

Inverell Hospital Redevelopment

The $60 million Inverell Hospital Redevelopment will deliver a new purpose built facility with a connection to the existing hospital. It will include a Medical Inpatient Unit, Renal Dialysis Unit, Emergency Department, new theatre, and medical imaging facility. The existing hospital building will also undergo a refurbishment to house community health.

John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct

The Master Plan for the NSW Government's John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct (JHHIP), which includes a $780 million investment in John Hunter Hospital, has been unveiled.

John Hunter Hospital – Acute General Surgical Unit

Hunter New England Local Health District has redeveloped an existing space in John Hunter Hospital for a dedicated 6-bed Acute General Surgical Unit (AGSU).

John Hunter Hospital – Maternity Assessment Day Unit

Hunter New England Local Health District has redeveloped an existing space in John Hunter Hospital for a Maternity Assessment Day Unit (MADU), as part of the wider NICU redevelopment project.

Manning Hospital Redevelopment

The $40 million Manning Hospital Redevelopment will accommodate a new renal dialysis unit, chemotherapy unit and other ambulatory care services. The redevelopment also caters for the future expansion of priorities including medical imaging and allied health.

Moree Renal Dialysis Unit

Hunter New England Health is investing $2 million as part of its Locally Funded Health Care Initiatives to construct a purpose built eight-chair renal dialysis unit at Moree Hospital.

Murrurundi MPS

The NSW Government has committed $10 million for a new facility in Murrurundi. The Murrurundi Multipurpose Service (MPS) project is in the planning stage, with the scope of the project currently being finalised.

Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment

The $21.5 million Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment involves the expansion and refurbishment of the existing hospital. It includes a Renal Dialysis Unit, Chemotherapy Unit, Medical Imaging, Pathology, Oral Health facilities and an enhanced main entrance, reception and admission area.

New Maitland Hospital

The $450 million New Maitland Hospital, will be a state-of-the-art facility to meet the needs of the local community now and into the future. Key services planned for the new Maitland Hospital include emergency, critical care, surgical, paediatric, mental health, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, renal dialysis and imaging.

Port Stephens HealthOne

The almost $8 million Port Stephens HealthOne Project will bring together General Practitioner, Community Health and Hospital Services into one purpose built facility on the Tomaree Hospital site in Nelson Bay.

Singleton Hospital Redevelopment

The $7 million Singleton Hospital Redevelopment includes Community Health consultation rooms, an Imaging Department, Renal Dialysis Unit, new main entry and carpark.