Expansion of Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Work continues on the expansion of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC) with some components, such as the custodial birthing suite, already complete.  Further expansion design work is underway in tandem with planning for services within the SPIRE Centre. 


Features of CHWC

  • increase in special care nursery beds
  • new adolescent gynaecology area
  • increase in inpatient beds for women’s and children’s services
  • improvements to clinical areas (such as the High Care Ward)

Next steps

User group consultation is underway and design options will be completed for assessment by the project governing committee in early 2019.  Once a design is finalised, detailed design, building preparation and existing service re-location will commence to enable works.  Staff and community engagement will be maintained throughout the life of the project.

The expansion to CHWC is anticipated to be completed in 2021-22.   

Page last updated on: 16 May 2019