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New $750 million Royal Prince Alfred Hospital unveiled

Thursday 1 September 2022

The designs for the $750 million new Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital have been released, showcasing the biggest transformation in the hospital’s 140-year history. 

The investment in RPA will deliver first-class health care to the local community, with state-of-the-art health facilities in a new building as well as an upgrade of existing spaces. 

When complete, the RPA Redevelopment will deliver: 

  • Expanded and enhanced Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units 

  • State-of-the-art operating theatres  

  • Expanded and improved adult inpatient accommodation 

  • Increased interventional and imaging services 

  • Expanded neonatology services 

  • Facilities and capabilities for integrated research, education and training 

  • Additional adult inpatient beds 

  • Improved public spaces and services including roads, wayfinding and landscaping. 

The new hospital was fast-tracked as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan and will be delivered a year ahead of schedule. 

In partnership with the Government Architect NSW, Health Infrastructure and Sydney Local Health District held a competition which saw three leading architects invited to present their designs for the RPA campus.  

Bates Smart, Neeson Murcutt + Neille were announced the winning team and have been incorporated into the project to work alongside Jacobs, the lead architect for the hospital redevelopment.  

The designs will now be taken on a roadshow via a series of presentations and pop-up stalls where the community can provide feedback. 

Following further consultation and design development, the plans will be lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment via a State Significant Development Application. 

To view the designs and to provide feedback visit the RPA project:


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