Health campus vision for Greenwich Hospital site moves to detailed design stage

HammondCare’s vision to transform Greenwich Hospital into an integrated health campus has been enhanced with detailed designs showing reduced building height, maximised greenspace and better views of the historic Pallister House.

greenwich hospital development sketch proposalThe Greenwich Hospital Redevelopment is a $141.5 million plan that aims to cater for the Northern Sydney’s health care needs now and into the future, especially for older people. HammondCare has called for community feedback on the detailed design for the Greenwich Hospital site before proceeding with lodgement of a Detailed State Signficant Design Application by mid-2022.

A Concept State Significant Design proposal for Greenwich Hospital was approved in November 2020. The approval covered demolition of all buildings other than Pallister House, and construction of an integrated hospital and residential care building, serviced seniors living acommodation, respite facility and basement carparking.

The 89 serviced seniors living units will offer older people with chronic health conditions who want to live independently with access to 24/7 health services. 

The Greenwich Hospital Redevelopment – Detailed Design, which is consistent with the approved Concept, includes details of the proposed building featuring articulated facades and widespread greenery and plantings on balconies, roofs and podiums, to integrate the proposed structures with the landscape.

The campus reflects that healthcare is changing, with a preference for shorter hospital stays, more treatments in-home, demand for improved access to specialised health services and greater choice on how to receive care.

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HammondCare General Manager of Health & Palliative Care Andrew Montague said the proposed design is the result of listening to community feedback received through previous engagement. Dr Montague said the detailed proposal respects the site’s significant heritage while bringing the campus into the 21st century with state-of-the-art healthcare provision.

“HammondCare is pleased to be bringing the detailed plans back to the community to demonstrate how it is consistent with the Concept approval and to share how we plan to transform the Greenwich Hospital from a dated, 1960’s facility into an integrated, contemporary healthcare campus. HammondCare recognises the importance of this project to the local community – we are committed to working closely with local residents as the project develops and to ensure the new health care facilities meet community needs, both now and into the future."

  • Reducing building height
  • Further greening of the site through landscaped edge conditions, green roofs and terraces and enhancing the tree canopy.
  • Relocating non-care elements such as loading provisions and carparking underground (where possible) to maximise greenspace and ground level pedestrian connectivity
  • Improving safety and accessibility on site by providing for service vehicle movements into the basement
  • Enhancing views of the heritage-listed Pallister House which will continue to provide research and administrative functions
  • Improved direct-level access and connection to nature for residents, patients, visitors and staff
  • Incorporating interpretation installations to communicate the site’s Indigenous and European Heritage
  • Development of the landscape design to accommodate all patients, regardless of ability, access to paths and walks with interactive and informative points of interest

Care services, which will be provided at the new Greenwich Health Campus include palliative care, mental health, rehabilitation (including hydrotherapy), serviced seniors living, aged care, General Practicioners, outpatient clinics, research and 24/7 on-site care.

HammondCare is inviting the community and interested stakeholders to attend an online information session in late March 2022 to hear from project representatives and view the detail design for Greenwich Campus.

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