NSLHD News May 22

Herbert st redevelopment: New services and facilities The NSW Government has announced a proposed redevelopment of Herbert Street which includes a portion of the Royal North Shore Hospital campus.

This has the potential to see enhancements such as keyworker housing, a medi-hotel, improved pedestrian and public transport connectivity and carer’s accommodation. As well as the new services and facilities, the redevelopment also includes plans for the historic including revitalisation of the hospital’s heritage including the Vanderfield Building and the inclusion of public green space. Chief Executive Deb Willcox said she was looking forward to working with staff to ensure the project matched its promise. “This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the transformation of our campus and provide world-class facilities for the community in line with the RNSH Master Plan endorsed in 2012,” she said. “I very much look forward to working with you to ensure the proposed redevelopment meets the needs of our patients, staff and visitors now and into the future.” Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the Government’s vision for the Herbert Street Precinct will improve social, health and economic outcomes. “This development will keep the Royal North

Minister Melinda Pavey addresses Seven News at the site of the proposed Herbert St Precinct redevelopment

Shore Hospital family working and living and commuting together,” the Minister said. The Government will shortly undertake a detailed consultation program with the RNSH community, government agencies, Willoughby Council, local businesses and the general public. Details of the consultation activities and events will be made available shortly. For more information on the project, visit www.herbertstreetprecinct.com.au

Herbie brings joy during covid-19 Herbie, resident therapy dog based at Royal North Shore Hospital has been working hard to keep people smiling and lift their spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Golden Labrador Retriever cross is the source of many special moments at the hospital, whether it’s a calming pat, ear to listen to or a friendly paw to share. Herbie has been bringing smiles to the faces of patients, staff and visitors for the past year and has a positive impact on everyone he meets. Therapy dogs like Herbie improve patients’ social, emotional and physiological health.

Herbie is the resident therapy dog at Royal North Shore Hospital



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