Update on Cowra Hospital Redevelopment

The NSW Government is investing $110.2 million in the Cowra Hospital Redevelopment, which remains on track to deliver modern and high-quality health services closer to home.
Health Infrastructure and Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) are working together to finalise plans for the redevelopment ahead of main works construction starting early next year.
The Cowra Clinical Services Plan acknowledged the Tresillian proposal as a service partnership opportunity, rather than a core clinical service to be included within the redevelopment build.
The design finalisation and value management process has now concluded and as a result the proposed addition of two Tresillian residential parenting beds will not be part of the redevelopment.
New mothers and their babies in the region will continue to be supported by the existing Cowra Tresillian Day Service, and WNSWLHD will also explore partnership options with Tresillian that better meet the needs of the district.
There is no change to existing clinical services being delivered as part of the redevelopment, which will include:
- An emergency department
- A general medical and surgery inpatient ward, including spaces to provide palliative care
- A peri-operative service (a range of surgical procedures)
- A maternity unit with a dedicated nursery
- Ambulatory care (services for outpatients) and Hospital in the Home
- Oral health (dental clinic)
- Renal dialysis (dialysis treatment for outpatients)
- Oncology (chemotherapy treatments)
- Community and allied health
- Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol services
- A medical imaging department including a new CT scanner and ultrasound
- Staff accommodation.
The project team appreciates the valuable time and input provided by staff and stakeholders into the design process for the redevelopment.
Site establishment for the redevelopment is underway, with main works construction expected to start in January 2024.
The community will continue to be updated as works progress, with the new hospital expected to be operational in 2025.