November 9, 2017

ESCO are proud to be part of another major Hospital redevelopment delivered by the NSW Government.

The second stage of St George Illawarra Hospital’s redevelopment is nearing completion, with the new eight-level Acute Services Building due to admit its first patients during the last week of October.

ESCO was engaged to help facilitate the design and manufacture of the Medical Services Panels required for the project. The architectural design of the building meant that the ESCO Alphamax recessed Medical Services Panel solution was selected and approved by all of the key stakeholders, including the Hospital, Multiplex as building contractor, Architects, Electrical Consulting Engineers, and Electrical and Medical Gas sub-contractors. The Medical Services Panels were loaded with the ESCO range of electrical and gas products, and the design completed with the provision to mount the selected data and nurse call items required. ESCO was also engaged to supply a range of medical gas products including Medical Gas Isolation Valve Boxes and Medical Gas Outlets

Originally scheduled for completion in early 2018, the redevelopment was fast tracked 6 months to come in $30 million under budget. The now $277 million investment was announced by the NSW Government in February 2015 following the completion of a $41 million Emergency Department. The Acute Services Building will sit atop the 24 hour operational ED, and be the centrepiece of the hospital’s extensive upgrades.

Additions to the new eight storey facility have aimed to accommodate St George’s swelling and aging population by providing efficient and effective healthcare to the region. A High Dependency Unit will be unveiled, while the new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit will feature two Cardiac Catheter Laboratories. Intensive Care and High Dependency Departments, along with eight new operating theatres will bring a total of 128 new inpatient beds.

Now the tallest building in Kogarah, staff and patients will migrate to the Gray St premises over the coming months.

  • Contractor: Heyday5
  • Builder: Multiplex
  • Location: Gray St, Kogarah NSW 2217
  • Cost: $277 million
  • Beds: 128 new