Phase 3 - K-Block and Early Works

The third phase delivered the inpatient precinct known as K-Block, facilitating increased bed capacity, more operating and procedure rooms and contemporary facilities (Phase 3, 2013-2019).

  • delivered over $50 million in early works which refurbished clinical and administrative areas and safely decanted 125 inpatient beds from the former B-Block
  • completed substantial and unforeseen rectification works including the management of significant latent conditions during the early works
  • procured around $190 million of subcontracted works for K-Block
  • safely and efficiently completed the most difficult works of the build; the demolition of the five-storey inpatient building B-Block and all the associated ground works
  • installed the 66 tonne, multi-place, dual capability hyper/hypobaric chamber
  • procured over $31 million of Furniture, Fittings and Equipment (FF&E)
  • installed the 27 x 23 metre helipad on the roof and
  • completed the concrete structure, internal fit out and installation of FF&E.
Nurses Isel Dabuyan and Erin Whyte 

Acute Dialysis

The new refurbished acute dialysis unit is located on lower ground, J-Block. Read more and view images.

The new acute dialysis unit has six bed bays – four single bed bays and one two- bed bay, reception and nurses’ station and offices.

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Reception area / nurses station - J Block 

General Medicine

The Royal Hobart Hospital’s new two-storey, modern health facility will accommodate patients from Tuesday, 22 November 2016.

Under the RHH Redevelopment’s decanting strategy, the general medicine unit will be the first ward to relocate to the area of the hospital known as J-Block.

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Patient Dining Area - Department of Psychiatry 

Department of Psychiatry

Mental health inpatients will be treated in modern, purpose built wards on levels 2 and 3 of J-Block from Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

The new look Department of Psychiatry provides more patient privacy with wards predominantly configured in single bed rooms.

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Ambulatory Care Reception 

Ambulatory Care Centre

The ambulatory care centre is a nursing based medical day care facility for patients undergoing medical procedures and minor surgical procedures.

The new refurbished unit is now located on level 2, C-Block.

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General and Women's Surgical

General and women's surgical unit is now located on level 2, A-Block, until K-Block is built and general surgery will move to level 9 and women’s surgery will be join the women’s, adolescents’ and children’s precinct on level 7.

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Short Stay Reception 

Short Stay Surgery

A new way of delivering services has been achieved with the RHH Redevelopment.

Short stay surgery provides more post-operative care options for patients.

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Inpatient Oncology Nurses Station 

Inpatient Oncology

A new inpatient ward has been constructed on level 9, A-Block, which will provide long term accommodation for inpatient oncology.

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Medical Specialties New Bed 

Medical Specialties

The medical specialties unit has moved to new accommodation on level 7, A-Block.

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K-Block - Further information to come



K2 W

K3 E

K3 W



K6 E


K7 E






K10E and K10W