Nepean Hospital’s Decant Strategy
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Last updated November 2022 

The Nepean Redevelopment project team is working on a decant and repurposing strategy to relocate staff and services to prepare the campus for Stage 2 of the redevelopment and the construction of a dedicated Child and Adolescent Mental Health facility.

Following a short pause, the decanting strategy remains on track, with the project team working closely with the departments that are relocating in regards to their moving schedule.

To minimise confusion, please discuss any concerns or questions you have with your relocation champion. While your relocation champion may not have all the answers right away, they are best placed to provide the most up-to-date information because they are regularly liaising with redevelopment team. They can also escalate your concerns if required.

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Introduction to Nepean Hospital's Decant Strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

The decision to delay the OUGs was made by the Nepean Redevelopment leadership team in partnership with the District and Nepean Hospital executive teams. We appreciate the frustrations you might have about this delay, and we are as keen as you to restart the process once broader hospital campus challenges are resolved by our leadership teams.

The decant team is committed to consulting with all the teams and departments who are moving. Please check with your decanting and repurposing champion, as we may have already consulted with representatives from your team.

Your decanting and repurposing champion is best placed to provide the most up-to-date information because they are regularly liaising with redevelopment team. They can also escalate your concerns if required.

If your team or department is not listed it means you have not been identified as a priority to move this year.

Unfortunately, not everyone’s request to move or expand can be accommodated right now. We understand that working on campus will be challenging at times until Stage 2 construction is complete. Following Stage 2 completion, there will be an opportunity to review requirements again for potential moves or expansion.

No. We have done a comprehensive assessment of all suitable work and clinical spaces on campus and have allocated them accordingly.

If there is a vacated space that is unused or unallocated, that is because it is either part of demolition or refurbishment works for Stage 2 or is simply no longer suitable for occupation.

Please do not relocate your team into vacated spaces without prior approval from the Nepean Redevelopment as per the Memo from the Director of Hospital Services, Brett Williams. 

Yes, workspace accommodation areas in the new tower (Building A) will be accessible to any staff member working for the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Additional workspace accommodation areas will also become available when Stage 2 is complete. Clear guidelines are being established so staff know what is required of them to use these workspaces. This includes bookings and cancellations for desks and meeting rooms, knowing which areas are walk-in workspaces, what the occupation timeframes are and requirements for cleaning before and after use.

Some clinical support workspaces have been allocated for specific department staff on their floor. For example, workspace accommodation on the Emergency Department floor will be managed by that department. This also applies for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Women’s Health Services.

The decanting process is starting now and will continue for several months as different departments move into the tower, and demolition works get underway to progress Stage 2 and the new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Facility.

It’s important to note that moving into the vacated areas might not happen immediately because some spaces need to be updated or reconfigured slightly before use.

Every department and team will be given plenty of notice before they move to ensure a smooth transition and to minimise disruptions.

To minimise confusion, please discuss any concerns or questions you have with your decanting and repurposing champion. While the dedicated champions may not have all the answers right away, they are best placed to provide the most up-to-date information because they are regularly liaising with redevelopment team. They can also escalate your concerns if required.

Thank you for your patience and support as we progress this important and complex redevelopment.