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New Shellharbour Hospital work starts by March 2023


The Illawarra community will soon see construction start on the new state-of-the-art $700 million Shellharbour Hospital, which will include integrated health services and a multi-deck hospital car park.

The NSW Government has acquired the preferred greenfield site for the new Shellharbour Hospital at Dunmore Road, Dunmore under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, enabling construction to begin by March 2023.

“This is a fantastic milestone for one of the state’s biggest health infrastructure projects in the heart of the Illawarra community, which can expect to see its new first class hospital up and running by 2027,” Mr Hazzard said.

“This site for the new Shellharbour Hospital was selected after a public site selection process and it provides space for future expansion to meet the healthcare needs of the growing community.

“A new multi-deck hospital car park will be built on the Dunmore site which is also well connected to road and rail networks, to ensure easy access for the whole community.”

The NSW Government is providing $570 million for the project, with the remaining funding being provided from the Commonwealth Government. The hospital is expected to include:

  • Expanded emergency services;
  • Increased surgical capacity;
  • Rehabilitation and aged care services;
  • Acute medical services;
  • New mental health services in contemporary, patient-centred facilities;
  • Renal dialysis;
  • Outpatients and ambulatory care services; and
  • A new multi-storey car park and improved public transport links.

As part of the integrated project, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District will expand its services at Bulli Hospital and add palliative care and rehabilitation beds at Wollongong Hospital while the new Shellharbour Hospital is being built.

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