Frequently asked questions

A staged transformation of our hospital that will enable us to meet the future mental health care needs of Richmond.

St John of God Richmond Hospital, at 177 Grose Vale Road North Richmond, has been part of the Hawkesbury community since 1952. The hospital had its last major upgrade more than 30 years ago.

To maintain the high quality of care and service delivery that St John of God Health Care is known for, and to provide facilities that are contemporary and meet the needs of our clients, caregivers, clinicians and the community, a redevelopment of Richmond campus is underway.

The redevelopment project new residence works are scheduled for completion by the mid-2023 and the refurbishment works mid-2024.

The Richmond Redevelopment Project is an investment of $64.7m and includes:

  • the construction of new clinical and support facilities including 112 single bedrooms, dining room & café 
  • relocation of the Counselling & Therapy Centre and Medical Centre to new 
  • refurbished spaces
  • new Wellness Centre (indoor heated pool, gym, yoga room)
  • new Chapel 
  • increased landscaped garden areas
  • upgraded retained facilities to contemporary best-practice standards
  • additional 92 parking spaces
  • restoring Belmont House to a position of prominence on the site
Yes. The Hospital will continue to operate at normal capacity throughout the redevelopment. It will be business as usual. Construction has been planned to minimise any interruption to services and to ensure that consumers, caregivers and the local community have minimum disturbance. As with any redevelopment, there will inevitably be some disruptions and we apologise for any inconvenience that arises as we build a better facility.
Yes. The Counselling and Therapy Centre and Medical Centre will continue to run throughout the redevelopment in temporary locations. Please follow all signage.
The front entrance to the Hospital will remain in its current location for most of the redevelopment and will operate normally during this time. As the main reception and foyer are part of the redevelopment, there will be some disruptions and the entrance will temporally be relocated for a short period around the last quarter of 2023 for approximately three months, but the hospital will remain open for business as usual. If you are dropping somebody at our hospital, people can alight at our existing entrance. Please follow all signage.
Parking will continue to be available in the existing car park. We have removed car parking spaces from the front of the old CTC and Medical Centre buildings that are within the construction area and from below Xavier Unit. Please utilise all available spaces in the carpark, overflow parking will be available on the northern side of the driveway. The southern side of the driveway will have barriers installed to separate the pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Every effort will be made to minimise the impact to surrounding businesses, organisations and residents throughout the removal and provision of materials during the demolition and 
construction phases.
Delivery and removal of materials at the site will be undertaken in a controlled manner and in accordance with legislation, standards and regulations which apply to construction logistics and handling of demolition materials. The majority of spoil will be retained on site decreasing construction traffic. 
St John of God Richmond Hospital and contractors will put in place a number of measures to ensure minimum, or no disruption to the surrounding area whilst demolition work is carried out. Security fencing and signage will be in place to ensure public safety

In accordance with SSD Conditions of Consent and best practice, a Construction Environmental Management Plan will be implemented to ensure that the redevelopment is undertaken in an environmentally responsible way.
Measures will include:

  • Safe and responsible removal of all building materials
  • Rubble will be hosed down to minimise dust during demolition
  • Waste Recycling Management Plan will be adopted to maximize re-use and recycling where possible

Trees and the landscape will have minimal disturbance during the redevelopment other than in the construction zone. The number and location of trees to be removed has been agreed under the DA and all trees being removed as a result of the construction work will be replaced. A significant outcome of the redevelopment however, is that St John of God Richmond Hospital has planned and designed more and larger landscaped areas than are currently in place.

There will be no changes to traffic, pedestrian access or parking in the local area on completion, however there will be a level of access required for construction traffic during the redevelopment. Trade parking will be provided onsite but separate to the hospital carpark. A Traffic Management Plan has been written and will be in place throughout the redevelopment, and will be coordinated with the local Council. The carpark extension of 92 extra spaces will be fast tracked.
Construction hours will be:
Monday to Friday 7.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 7.30am to 1.00pm
It is planned that the redevelopment will be completed mid-2024.
St John of God Richmond Hospital welcomes your enquiry. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Redevelopment Project Manager Deborah Shaw, who is available to discuss your query on 02 4570 7672. Alternatively you may email your question to [email protected].

The project team transforming the St John of God Richmond Hospital comprises:

  • Richard Crookes Construction - Builders
  • Johnstaff Projects Pty Ltd - Project Manager
  • Silver Thomas Hanley - Architect
  • Donald Cant Watts Corke - Quantity Surveyor

The first phase of the project will require us to undertake some demolition of existing buildings to prepare for the new construction, this will commence in June 2022. The indicative dates for the main construction activity key milestones are outlined in table 1:

Richmond development milestone timeline