Friday 9 October 2020
The $750 million Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital Redevelopment will be delivered earlier than planned with the acceleration of the project approved by NSW Government.
The project will be fast tracked to meet the significant increase in demand for health services and needs of the growing community and will create thousands of jobs, assisting the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery.
The redevelopment will include the refurbishment of existing hospital spaces and a new hospital building, as well as an expanded and enhanced:
- Emergency Department
- Intensive Care Unit
- Medical Imaging Services
- Operating theatres
- Maternity, birthing and neonatal services
- Adult impatient accommodation / beds.
Innovation will be the cornerstone of the redevelopment, incorporating new models of care including an expansion of rpavirtual, the first virtual hospital in Australia, which opened earlier this year and has redefined the way acute care is delivered in the community.
rpavirtual has been at the forefront of the state’s COVID-19 response this year, treating more than 4000 patients at home and in the Special Health Accommodation.
The redevelopment of RPA will also complement the NSW Government’s creation of Tech Central, one of the largest innovation communities in the southern hemisphere.
The foundation stone for the Prince Alfred Memorial Hospital was laid in April 1876, and since then, RPA has continued to deliver world-class clinical care underpinned by excellence in research and education.
The NSW Government began the transformation of this site with the Professor Marie Bashir Centre
, which opened in 2014, and the new car park that opened in 2018, in addition to supporting the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
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