Patients, carers, visitors and staff are at the centre of designs for the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital Redevelopment, showcased through a new fly-through video animation.
The fly-through video provides the community with a virtual tour of the hospital’s expansion including a new 15-storey tower, which will see the doubling of treatment spaces in the emergency department and a 30 per cent increase in bed capacity in the intensive care unit.
The redevelopment will include more state-of-the-art operating theatre space including a hybrid theatre to facilitate complex surgeries, double the recovery space, as well as deliver a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 30 per cent more capacity.
The new 15-storey tower features light-filled spaces, as well as access to a new courtyard garden and patient lounges to provide a supportive environment for treatment and care.
The contemporary design of the new tower seamlessly connects to the existing hospital campus and includes a new northern entry, improving access on the campus.
Feedback from clinicians, staff, patients, consumers and the local community has helped inform the hospital’s design, ensuring it is tailored to the healthcare needs of the rapidly growing area now and in the future.
The RPA Hospital Redevelopment includes:
- 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
- improved roads, signage and landscaping throughout the hospital
- a new open garden courtyard
- rooftop helipad.
Early enabling works are underway, with the main works construction contract expected to be awarded in late 2023.
Planning for the redevelopment is progressing, with the final State Significant Development Application submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and currently on public exhibition.
For more information visit the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Redevelopment website.