Albury Emergency Department

Construction Underway

The $36m redevelopment to the Albury Emergency Department (ED) is underway, an exciting and much-anticipated upgrade to existing ED, offering increased facilities for patients and greater support to the dedicated emergency staff.

Jointly funded by the NSW and Victorian governments, the development will significantly expand local emergency service delivery and provide contemporary emergency care facilities for the Albury Wodonga region. Stage One of the project is due for completion in late 2023. Stage Two is due for completion in mid-2024.

Plans are in place to minimise interruptions to service delivery during the construction period. Staff will continue to deliver emergency care through the Albury and Wodonga EDs as usual.

Day Procedure Patients, Family and Carers
Albury Hospital's Day Procedure Unit (DPU) Entrance will be closed from Sunday 14 August. Patients checking into our DPU will need to arrive via the hospital's main entrance. Concierge and volunteers will be able to direct you towards the DPU for your appointment. Drop-off and pick-up parking will be available at the main entrance.

 

The ED Redevelopment Explained

Watch our staff explain the features of the new ED, and how it will benefit patients and the wider community.

Parking Changes

Construction will also impact parking on the Albury Campus and we have outlined a number of changes to parking arrangements. We’re conscious that parking supply is an ongoing challenge for staff and patients, likely to be further impacted by construction.

We’re asking for patience and understanding on this journey as we work towards a new staff carpark on Borella Road that will help ease the strain on parking. This new carpark is expected to be operational by October 2022.

You can download an updated parking map below.

New facility at a glance

The new facility will include a specialised resuscitation hub, paediatric treatment area, acute treatment area, and multiple triage rooms with their own accompanying waiting rooms. Additional ambulance bays, X-Ray and CT Scanning spaces, behavioural assessment rooms and private family consult rooms are also included in the project.

 

Your questions answered...

Yes the Albury ED will remain open throughout construction and we strongly encourage those who need emergency medical care to still present to the Albury ED. Plans will be in  in place to minimise interruptions to service delivery during the construction period.

Clear signage and temporary walls will help guide patients and families to the ED entrance in a COVID-safe manner.

Directions will be clearly marked, and walkways will be fully accessible.
Stage One of the project is due for completion in late 2023. Stage Two is due for completion in mid-2024.
The ED development will allow Albury Wodonga Health to meet emergency care health demands, and ease pressure across the whole health service.

Along with the increased treatment spaces, the streaming of services will improve patient care and safety by allowing extra privacy and the flexibility to cater for a broader range of speciality services.

For example, the children’s stream area will be set up and staffed for children from babies to teenagers. This means beds, furniture and equipment and the specialised equipment for all sizes. The paediatricians and paediatric nurses will be trained to deliver emergency care specifically for children.
No, the Wodonga ED will remain open once the new Albury ED is complete. Looking to the future, the AWH Master Plan is currently underway and will determine the infrastructure required to enable AWH to meet the future needs of our cross-border community.
A plan for a new single site hospital is one of the likely outcomes of our Master Plan, which is currently being developed. While a new hospital is a critical need for our region, it’s likely to take several years before it is funded and fully constructed. The emergency care needs of our region are immediate, and the new ED will help us better meet those needs in the short term.

Albury ED exterior

Albury ED exterior

This project is made possible by funding from the New South Wales and Victorian Governments.