How the hospital was built

The NSW Government has invested $470 million to deliver the new Maitland Hospital to meet the growing health service needs of Maitland and the surrounding communities of the Hunter Valley now and into the future.

The new Maitland Hospital has been built to provide patients with high quality care in a modern and comfortable environment. It embraces technology and innovation, allowing staff new, improved ways to work that will deliver better health outcomes. 


The new Maitland Hospital sits on a 17-hectare site at Metford on the eastern side of Metford Road. The location is approximately 15 minutes from the Hunter Expressway, is close to the New England Highway and other major link roads, and importantly, is close to an existing train station and public transport routes. 


The design of the new Maitland Hospital was developed through consultation with a range of key stakeholders including staff at the existing Maitland Hospital and the community. Their involvement throughout the entire design process ensures the newly built hospital operates efficiently whilst providing high quality care.  The design for the new facility has been built on the principles of being flexible and adaptable and takes into consideration population data and projections, models of care and policy, industry best practice and input from local health professionals.


Construction of the hospital commenced in December 2018. Watch the time-lapse to see how construction progressed.