Forbes Hospital


Quick Facts:

CLIENT: Health Infrastructure NSW
ARCHITECT: Rice Daubney Architecture
AIB Professional Excellence In Building Awards, NSW State Winners for Commercial Build $5M – $25M; and
AIB Professional Excellence In Building Awards – Certificate of High Commendation.

  • 27 bed inpatient unit, plus birthing unit.
  • Emergency department.
  • Medical imaging and medical records facilities.
  • Refurbishment of the ambulatory care, oral health unit and renal unit.
  • External infrastructure.

Project Details:

The Forbes Hospital project involved constructing a new western wing for the existing hospital building, adjacent to the ‘live’ hospital.

The refurbishments were completed while the hospital was still operational. Careful planning and collaboration was therefore crucial.

The project required detailed preparation and the works were divided into three milestones including decanting, relocating patients off-site and relocating existing patients into new areas once the new facilities were complete.

To ensure daily operations were unaffected, Lahey coordinated weekly onsite meetings to review and schedule works. We also established a commissioning team eight months prior to completion and organised workshops as required to discuss processes and systems.



  • Suite 2.08, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009


  • (02) 9509 3333