New $750 million RPA Hospital unveiled
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.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government’s 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.
“This major redevelopment of RPA is part of the Liberal and National Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years right across NSW, ensuring everyone receives the very best health care possible,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This is the most significant investment in RPA’s 140-year history and will support excellent health care for the 700,000 people who live in Sydney Local Health District and the more than 1 million people who visit it for work, study or to see loved ones.”
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said 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.
The designs will now be taken on a roadshow via a series of presentations and pop-up stalls where the community can provide feedback.
“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,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Now is the opportunity to have a say in the final design for one of Australia’s leading hospitals, renowned for its excellence in providing innovative health care and education.”
Led by Health Infrastructure and Sydney Local Health District, in partnership with the Government Architect NSW, a competition 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.
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.
When complete, the RPA Redevelopment will deliver:
- Expanded and enhanced Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units
- State-of-the-art operating theatres and interventional cardiology
- Expanded and improved adult inpatient accommodation
- Increased interventional and imaging services
- Expanded women’s ambulatory and neonatology services
- Facilities and capabilities for integrated research, education and training
- Additional adult and paediatric inpatient beds.
Enabling works began last year and main works construction is due to begin in coming months.
Construction is also underway on a RPA HealthOne at Green Square, which will deliver a range of services focused on early intervention, health promotion and prevention including services that would traditionally be provided in a hospital setting at RPA.