Project Progress

5 September 2015

The STAR Building was officially opened by NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner. The day was celebrated by clinicians, staff and members of the community.NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner


5 August 2015Patient on bed with a clinical staff

Surgical patients were moved into the STAR Building.

Volunteers played an integral part in the move, directing staff and welcoming patients into the new wards.

Ward bedsWard 2A in the Lumby Building moved to Ward 3A in the STAR Building.

Ward 2B in the Lumby Building moved to Ward 3B in the STAR Building. 

Operating Theatres moved into their new space in the STAR Building. 

30 July 2015Patient on bed with a clinical staff

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 Decanting work at STAR buildingbegan 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 staff

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

NSW Minister for Health Jillian SkinnerHornsby 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

Hornsby STAR building first sod turn

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.


2 October 2013

The main works tender for the $120 million STAR Building has been awarded to Richard Crookes Constructions.

June 2013

The $120 million redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital is a step closer following approval of a development application by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
The works will replace ageing infrastructure on the Hornsby campus with the STAR Building.
This building will provide a new home for Surgical, Theatres, Anaesthetic and Recovery (STAR) services.
The tender process is now underway and main construction works are expected to commence in September this year, with completion planned for mid-2015.
During construction health services will continue to be delivered at Hornsby with minimal disruption.

12 April 2013

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Stage 1 Redevelopment project has a name: STAR (Surgery, theatres, anaesthetic, recovery) Building.
The building name will help staff, patients, visitors and the wider community have a better understanding of what the Stage 1 redevelopment project will deliver on the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital campus.
The acronym STAR spells out the services that will be installed in the new building, continuing along the theme of the HOPE (Hornsby's Obstetric, Paediatric, Emergency) building.

20 December 2012

Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Hornsby MP Matt Kean announced a development application has been submitted for the redevelopment of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.

The $120 million redevelopment works will replace ageing infrastructure on the Hornsby campus through a new multi-storey operating theatre complex.

"This project is long overdue and will be of great benefit to patients for many years to come," Minister Skinner said.

Construction is expected to commence in late 2013 and the new operating theatre complex is expected to be completed in 2015.

After a lengthy consultation period the project planning team has come up with a proposal that provides a modern and functional operating complex that will allow staff to deliver the best possible care to the community. As part of the planning process the proposal will be on public exhibition.

Meanwhile, some early works have just been completed, providing a 90-space free car park in the area between the Lumby Building and Intensive Care Unit on the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital campus. This will be available for use by staff, patients, visitors and the hospital's fleet cars.

This parking will help improve access on the campus and reduce parking impacts on the surrounding streets.