It's important to us that healthcare services meet the needs of the people who use them. Working together as partners to see things from each other's point of view is a vital part of designing and building new healthcare facilities.

Engaging with key stakeholders forms a key part of clinical service delivery planning and the design process for the hospital buildings.

Extensive stakeholder engagement was undertaken during the planning phases of the project, inviting feedback on the Griffith Base Hospital site, infrastructure design and delivery, and broader planning considerations.  

This included community pop-up stalls, surveys, newsletters and have-your-say opportunities held in Griffith and the surrounding region, providing community members the opportunity to learn more about the hospital project and provide their feedback. 

Working groups with representatives from key stakeholder groups  have been established and will continue throughout the planning, design and construction of the Griffith Base Hospital.

Community members are invited to email ideas, suggestions and feedback for the Griffith Base Hospital to

Clinicians and staff consultation

The Griffith Base Hospital clinicians and operational staff have participated in the planning for the new hospital, ensuring the redeveloped Griffith Base Hospital is a facility that is purpose-built to meet the healthcare needs of the local community and staff requirements, both now and into the future.

Staff members participated in Project User Groups (PUGs) , representing each service that is currently provided through Griffith Base Hospital and Community Health Service, from Intensive Care and Emergency Department through to Security, Transport and Medical Records.

The aim of each PUG was to provide a forum for the conversations that need to occur between the range of clinical and non-clinical services and the project design team. The PUGs operate through a number of key phases in the planning and design process to participate in the development, review and endorsement of:
  • Models of care/service delivery
  • Functional design brief
  • Schematic Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Design Finalisation

All clinicians and operational staff were welcome to participate in the planning of the Griffith Base Hospital and encouraged to contact their PUG lead to provide input.
We look forward to working with you in 2023 as the Redevelopment continues.