Planning for the future – our long-term vision for Greenwich Hospital 

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An improved concept plan for Greenwich Hospital, including more trees reduced building heights and deletion of seniors living villas along St Vincents Road, is now before the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The plan will transform the 1960s hospital into an integrated health campus with specialist care services for seniors and people with complex health needs along with serviced seniors living accommodation intended for people with chronic health conditions.

The latest changes followed a review of submissions lodged to the initial concept proposal and ongoing consultation with individual stakeholders, community groups, government agencies and Lane Cove Council in early 2019. A community drop in event was also held on 28 August 2019 to preview the changes.

As the project is a State Significant Development, the Independent Planning Commission will make a determination of the project in the second half of 2020.

Key amendments to the initial concept plan include:

  • protection of the tree canopy through an adjustment of the building footprint, saving 48 more existing trees, and a commitment to plant more than 60 new trees
  • reduction in the bulk and scale of the Serviced Seniors Living buildings by up to two floors at the western end to minimise visual impact on neighbours and Pallister House
  • deletion of the seniors living villas along St Vincents Road to enhance the Pallister House heritage curtilage
  • changes to the hospital basement to increase the setback from Pallister House
  • changes to building layouts to create a new sightline to Pallister House from River Road
  • a new respite care facility
  • removal of proposed driveway widening from River Road to retain the tree canopy and minimise civil works
  • a new construction staging program to prioritise health services.

Greenwich hospital now

Greenwich Hospital has been operating since 1966 and today provides more than 34,000 inpatient and outpatient services, as well as almost 28,000 inpatient bed days annually.

We are now planning for the future of Greenwich Hospital so we can continue to cater to the growing demand for health care and deliver additional services to meet the community’s needs over the long-term.

Our vision for the future is to enhance the delivery of quality care services for people in need, by creating a modern and contemporary health and hospital campus at Greenwich.

What's Proposed?

  • Palliative and supportive care
  • Rehabilitation and mental health care for older people
  • Serviced seniors living units, with support services to provide ‘ageing in place’ opportunities for older people to stay in their homes longer
  • HammondCare At Home – home care service to both on and offsite seniors living residents
  • Specialised dementia support services available for people living with dementia and their carers
  • Double the number of inpatient beds across palliative care, rehabilitation, dementia care and older people’s mental health
  • Our vision for Greenwich Hospital will make the most of the leafy green grounds with the revised concept plan saving more trees
  • The proposal includes improved parking with double the number of car spaces. These spaces will be mostly located in undercover locations to maximise green space

The Greenwich Health Campus Vision document provides details on the integrated continuum of services and the evidence-informed, best practise model of service delivery proposed for the campus. Click here to read this document.


Current Status

The long-term redevelopment of the Greenwich Hospital Campus is estimated at $141 million and has been classified as a State Significant Development requiring a determination by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC).

Planning commenced in 2017 and included early community consultation. HammondCare subsequently lodged an initial concept plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with planning authorities in January 2019 to outline the scale and layout of buildings proposed on the site.

Following a public exhibition period ending April 5, 2019, HammondCare has reviewed the feedback received and has amended the plan to address comments and feedback from Lane Cove Council and the community.

The amended concept plan, Response to Submissions report and accompanying documents went on public exhibition in October and November 2019 and are now before the DPIE for final assessment before going to the IPC for determination.


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Next steps

The realisation of HammondCare’s vision for Greenwich Hospital will take many years to complete. The amended concept is just one step in a long process and is not an application for any construction works or the development of any buildings.

Future development will be subject to further community consultation and the preparation of a detailed Development Application (DA) for the construction of any new buildings.

HammondCare recognises the significant interest in our plans, and we are committed working with the community to develop contemporary services that meet future needs.

Download a copy of our common questions and answers.

The amended concept plan now on public exhibition with the Department until 21 November 2019 can be viewed on the NSW Department of Planning’s website.

To find out more, please contact HammondCare on 1300 426666 or complete the form below. 

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