Service Statement Released

The Service Statement which outlines the services to be provided by the new facility has been completed with the help of Maitland Hospital clinicians and service managers, and reflects current population and projection data, models of care and NSW Health policy. It also includes an intention to provide a range of professional and vocational study streams and research opportunities.

Services are being planned with an anticipated 13% increase in population in the Lower Hunter catchment over the next decade, but with changing age profiles.

The new hospital will offer a wider range of services for Hunter people, including:
  • Emergency services
  • Medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity services
  • Critical care services for adults and babies, including a special care nursery
  • Operating theatres, delivery suites and assessment rooms
  • Palliative care and rehabilitation services
  • Mental health services 
  • Satellite renal dialysis
  • A new chemotherapy service 
  • Expanded oral health service
  • A range of ambulatory care and outpatient clinics.
The new facility will also offer 339 beds (a 50% increase) and 12 chemotherapy chairs on-site.  

The Service Statement was presented to Parliamentary Secretary Scot MacDonald by the NMH project team on the new Maitland Hospital site. 

The New Maitland Hospital Service Statement can be viewed at 

Tenders for the Main Works contractor will also be invited this week – another big step forward for the project. 

The hospital is set to open in 2022.

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