Royal redevelopment right on track

The Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment has reached another important milestone following the Commonwealth Government’s approval of the integrated project plan.

Months of detailed planning has gone into the plan that, now approved, allows a $5 million payment from the Commonwealth to flow to the project.

This second progress report was submitted on time and to a high standard.

The plan integrates all major capital works and will ensure better patient outcomes once the project is completed.

The $565 million joint Commonwealth and State redevelopment will deliver first class treatment and services for Tasmanians including:

  • around 39,000m2 additional floor space and 11,000m2 of refurbished floor space
  • a Women’s and Children’s precinct including a dedicated adolescent and mental health unit
  • 195 new overnight beds, 12 additional operating and procedure rooms, and a surgical intervention and diagnostics area
  • an assessment and planning unit next to the emergency department
  • a 23 hour unit for patients needing a maximum of one night’s stay, and a patient transit lounge.

The State and Commonwealth Governments will also fund an outpatient cancer centre.

The Royal provides a comprehensive range of services to Tasmanians living in the South and specialised services to the whole Tasmanian community.