Building a new hospital is a complex process. Every hospital development is tailored to the unique needs of its local community. 

The process starts with the Clinical Services Plan (CSP), which the the Local Health District (LHD) completes  in partnership with Ministry of Health.

The Government has entrusted the development of the Rouse Hill Hospital to Health Infrastructure, which is a NSW Health agency that specialises in health service planning, design and delivery. Health Infrastructure, which works in partnership with the LHD, appoints a Lead Project Team to begin the planning stage. This involves creating a hospital campus master plan, followed by a concept design.

Combining information from the CSP, master plan and concept design, a business case is developed that outlines the scope and budget for the development. This is then followed by schematic design and detailed design processes.

The project team consults frequently with health professionals and community members at all stages of the project to ensure the hospital will meets the health needs of the local area now and into the future. This consultation phase can involve thousands of people via hundreds of in-person and online interactions. 

Once the planning and design phase is complete, the project enters the delivery phase.

Project delivery involves the award of a construction tender. The successful contractor can then start construction that can include enabling works, early works and main works. If you'd like to know more about how to build a hospital, watch this short video below.

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