HDR Designs Dubbo and Wyong Hospitals, and Western Cancer Centre Dubbo, Amid Regional Healthcare Push
The opening of three regional NSW hospital developments — Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment Stages 3 & 4, Western Cancer Centre Dubbo and Wyong Hospital Redevelopment — are set to deliver much-needed regional healthcare infrastructure to remote communities and transform the way that healthcare facilities in rural and regional areas are being designed and delivered across the industry.
As part of a NSW Government initiative, HDR provided specialist healthcare master planning and design to develop three industry-leading community healthcare facilities that focus on practical, spacious layouts, natural light and biophilia to enhance staff well-being and patient recovery.
Working with the Western NSW Local Health District, HDR provided specialist healthcare master planning and design for the $150 million Dubbo Base Hospital Redevelopment Stages 3 & 4. The expansion and upgrade provide a new clinical services building, surgical inpatient unit, emergency department and short-stay unit, medical imaging unit, critical care floor, ambulatory care unit, renal unit and a new maternity ward.
Successful work on this redevelopment saw HDR also commissioned to design and deliver the Western Cancer Centre Dubbo, a new facility to deliver cancer treatment and diagnostic services to people across remote Western NSW.
Amid this regional healthcare push, HDR also worked with the Central Coast Local Health District to design and deliver the $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment. The new six-level building, with scope for further levels on top, provides a new emergency department, intensive care unit, additional treatment space, medical imaging department and medical assessment unit as part of the hospital’s Stage 3 masterplan works.
“HDR’s master planning provides clinical efficiencies and functional layouts that will work for the next 30 years," said HDR’s Project Director Joe Mihaljevic. "Our global healthcare study Rural Resolve also highlights the healthcare design synergies at play across these master plans and reinforces the interdependence between progressive healthcare design and thriving rural communities.”
“Access to good healthcare facilities is a right for people in regional areas as much as in the cities, and so we’re delighted to have provided our design expertise in this sector which we aim to improve outcomes for staff, patients and the wider community,” said HDR’s Design Director Alan Boswell.
For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 11,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.