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September 2, 2022

New South Wales releases designs of RPA Hospital

The designs will now be taken on a roadshow through a sequence of performances and pop-up stalls.

The Government of New South Wales (NSW) has released the designs for the $510m (A$750m) new Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital.

This is said to be the major conversion in the hospital’s 140-year history.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said that the government’s investment in the hospital would offer health care to the local community, with advanced health facilities in a new building.

The investment will also be used to upgrade the current areas.

The designs will now be taken on a roadshow through a sequence of performances as well as pop-up stalls to get feedback from the community.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard Said: “Importantly, Health Infrastructure has consulted extensively with clinicians, staff, patients, consumers and the local community to ensure the redevelopment meets the healthcare needs of the rapidly growing area both now and in the future.”

As part of a competition, which was led by Health Infrastructure and Sydney Local Health District, along with The Government Architect NSW , three architects were invited to showcase their designs for the RPA Hospital campus.

Jacobs is the main architect for the hospital improvement along with Bates Smart , Neeson Murcutt + Neille.

Through a State Significant Development Application, the redevelopment plans will be lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment after additional consultation and design development.

The redevelopment of the hospital will offer expanded and improved emergency departments and intensive care units upon completion.

It will provide operating theatres and interventional cardiology.

Furthermore, there will be expanded and improved accommodation for adult inpatients.

Additionally, the redevelopment will increase interventional and imaging services and expand women’s ambulatory and neonatology services.

It will also deliver facilities for integrated research, education, and training and add adult and paediatric inpatient beds.

Enabling works on the hospital project started last year, with main works construction set to commence in the coming months.

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