First Concrete pour underway

The NSW Government’s $438 million redevelopment of Shoalhaven Hospital has reached a major milestone, with the first concrete pour for the new seven-storey acute clinical services building taking place.
The concrete pour forms the foundations for the lower ground floor of the new building, which will include a new emergency department, intensive care unit, double the number of operating theatres and endoscopy rooms, a dedicated cardiology inpatient unit, and a new rooftop helipad.

Construction of the acute clinical services building commenced in April 2023, following extensive consultation with clinicians, staff and the wider community.

Once the hospital redevelopment is complete, fewer patients will need to be transferred to hospitals in Wollongong and Sydney, providing vital health care closer to home.

The redevelopment is already supporting hundreds of local jobs. There has been a commitment to ensure that 50 per cent of the Shoalhaven Hospital Redevelopment workforce locally and this target has been consistently exceeded.

The project is expected to support around 800 direct jobs during construction and thousands of indirect jobs over the life of the project.


Work on the Shoalhaven Hospital Redevelopment commenced in 2022 with construction of the new and expanded Shoalhaven Community Preschool, which was officially opened in August 2023.

Construction of the new acute clinical services building is expected to be completed in 2026.