Hospital upgrade creates 40 new jobs

The redeveloped Gosford Private Hospital

The $32M redevelopment of Gosford Private Hospital is complete, with the final stage of the project, which includes a dedicated cardiothoracic theatre and a new, fit-for-purpose robotic operating theatre, officially commissioned this week.

The 18-month project, which was completed by Red Eye Constructions, has seen the installation of a new Day Surgery unit and step-down lounge, a 12-bed maternity ward, an 18-bed recovery bay and a 23-bed dedicated surgical ward.

CEO and Healthe Care Australia Regional Manager, Matt Kelly, said the completion of the redevelopment further cements Gosford Private Hospital as the premier private hospital on the Central Coast.

“The culmination of this $32M development heralds a new era in patient care on the Coast, reinforcing our hospital as a facility which is dedicated to pioneering innovation and delivering exceptional patient care,” Kelly said.

“It is incredibly important that even during challenging times, we continue to innovate, push barriers and embrace technological advancements where possible.

“Over the last 41 years Gosford Private Hospital has grown alongside the community in the scope of services and opportunities we provide to the region.

The new recovery area

“Our new theatres and the specially-designed surgical ward meet the growing demand from our specialists and patients for access to premier facilities, where innovation and surgical advancements can be achieved.

“Our Central Coast community deserves world-class health care and the completion of this re-development is just further proof that residents need not travel to Sydney to experience industry-leading, complex surgical procedures.”

While the development has officially concluded on site, the surgical robotics program is anticipated to expand in coming months.

Last month the first da Vinci Xi by Intuitive robotic case was conducted at the hospital in the field of Urology and those cases are set to continue, with 10 highly-trained specialists to be among the first to conduct surgeries with new technology

Minimally invasive, innovative robotic surgical procedures will soon be available in the specialties of general surgery, colorectal, cardiothoracic and gynaecology as specialists complete their technical training.

Kelly said the health sector is the largest employer in the region.

“Our hospital employs more than 600 staff and I’m pleased to share that this development has fuelled a further 40 new health care job opportunities,” he said.

“We are looking forward to contributing to the growth of talent in the region and to the services the community can access, with a range of recruitment opportunities currently available within the robotics program.”

Media release, Sep 15
Gosford Private Hospital