Co-location of healthcare services and aged care facilities directly benefits communities in regional and remote NSW.

For more than two decades, NSW Health has invested more than $400 million over four stages in Multipurpose Services across NSW. This next rollout of Multipurpose Services, under Stage 5 of the program, sees 15 healthcare facilities built or upgraded over four years, with ThomsonAdsett allocated seven of these sites.

Bonalbo: Existing hospital demolished in stages to build new MPS. Includes 24hr first-aid & urgent care access ER treatment room, inpatient & residential aged-care beds, consultation room, allied health & community services and staff accom. Temporary ambulance bay and PWD parking constructed to facilitate project staging.

Cobar: New MPS co-located adjacent to existing Lilliane Brady aged-care services facility. MPS provides inpatient beds, emergency treatment bay, medical imaging, community & allied health spaces. Staff accommodation provided onsite. Provision made for visiting services such as mobile breast screening. The building’s design and materials were selected to withstand high diurnal temperatures. The Lilliane Brady building was also extended adding 14 new rooms, lounge areas, and chapel. Two 4-bed rooms were refurbished into four 1-bed rooms with en-suites for residential quality of life.

Coolah: Construction of additional residential aged-care beds in two new wings and internal reconfiguration of inpatient beds, including relocation of 10 off-site beds to the MPS. Additionally, a GP’s clinic was installed in the former administration area.

Molong: Converted existing hospital into MPS, includes 24-hour access to urgent & emergency care in an ER treatment room, inpatient beds, residential aged-care beds, and staff accommodation. Historic hospital building and existing aged-care wing were refurbished, and a new residential care wing added with secure courtyard in the heart of the development, facilitating easy access to all parts of the redeveloped facility for staff, residents, patients and visitors.

Murrurundi: A new hospital on the existing site including inpatient beds, emergency services, primary and ambulatory care services, an ambulance bay (with the existing ambulance station remaining), and staff accommodation. The client engaged a heritage architect and ThomsonAdsett assisted the process to introduce cultural significance into the project via the integration of arts elements and indigenous themes.

Rylstone: Existing hospital conversion to MPS, including new residential aged-care rooms, reconfigured acute area, extension to Health One (primary and community health care services), and expanded reception area. Refurbishments to aged care communal areas now provide a softer residential feel.

Walgett: It reconfigured and relocated services to the existing MPS, including relocation of emergency services, new staff station, and new two-trolley resuscitation / treatment area.


New South Wales Government Health Infrastructure


Bonalbo, Cobar, Coolah, Molong, Murrurundi, Rylstone and Walgett, New South Wales, Australia




2016 - 2021


$300 million for Stage 5 over 15 sites, with ThomsonAdsett completing seven sites