30 July 2015
The transfer to Hornsby Hospital's new kitchen in the STAR Building was a smooth transition. From 6am, kitchen staff plated patient breakfast trays from the new kitchen and delivered food from new trolleys.
Pictured: Kitchen staff Lily Lee serves patient Errol Edge breakfast.
27 July 2015
The decant into the STAR building began today with Pathology the first to move. Giant fridges, analysers and crates of equipment were moved from 8am.
One of the largest pieces of machinery, a biochemistry analyser (pictured right), took one day to dismantle into several parts, and will take another day to reassemble. In order to be transferred from the old to the new unit, the analyser was moved out of a top floor window onto a forklift. It was then driven around to the loading dock where it was wheeled into its new home.
The new Pathology unit is designed in one large open space so that all staff can work together in a cohesive work environment.
2 July 2015 - Community Open Day
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital's new STAR Building is nearing completion and the community is invited to take a tour.
The $120 million facility is the latest modern addition to the hospital and completes the Stage 1 redevelopment.
26 February 2015
Health Information Services is the first department to relocate into the STAR Building.
The unit is located on Level 1 and is a fully operational service being accessed by all departments, while also implementing document imaging to become a fully digital service in the future.
Other construction works continue on the STAR Building.
30 July 2014
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital’s STAR Building has reached its highest point - a major construction milestone in the $120 million Stage One redevelopment.
Government and Hospital staff climbed to the roof of the five-level building to join builders for a “topping out” ceremony.
In line with tradition a tree, a Wollemi pine donated by Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital's Dr Robert Read, was brought to the roof and will become part of the hospital’s landscaped gardens when the STAR building is complete.
As a symbolic gesture in the ceremony 10 stars signifying the range of surgical and clinical support services which will be undertaken in the new building were placed into a fresh concrete pour.
18 October 2013
Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and Member for Hornsby Matt Kean together with staff of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital turned the first sod of the STAR Building.
The construction site is on the corner of Burdett Street and Derby Road and works are due for completion mid-2015.