Some RHH services have relocated so that B-Block can be demolished and K-Block can be built.
Patient safety, clinical need and comfort have been at the centre of developing the decanting strategy for the RHH Redevelopment project. New service locations can be found below. A number of other minor and short-term decants of administrative and other spaces have also been required.
Tasmanians will continue to receive the same quality services and care, provided by the RHH's excellent staff with some services in the following new locations.
|Service||Former Location||New Location||Date Service Relocated|
|Acute Dialysis Unit||Level 4, B-Block||Lower Ground, J-Block||Monday, 29 August 2016|
|Ambulatory Care Centre||Level 4, B-Block||Level 2, C-Block||Tuesday, 11 October 2016|
|Cardiothoracic and Cardiology Offices||Level 2, C- and D-Blocks||Level 2, C-Block||Wednesday,|
25 February 2015
|Clozapine Clinic (Outpatients)||Lower Ground, B-Block, opening onto Campbell Street||Level 2, E-Block||Monday, 5 December 2016|
|General and Women's Surgical Inpatients||Level 2, B-Block North||Level 2, A-Block||Wednesday, 9 November 2016|
|General Medicine, Respiratory and Infectious Diseases Inpatients||Level 1, B-Block North||Level 2, J-Block||Tuesday, 22 November 2016|
|Short Stay Surgery||Level 5, A-Block||Level 4, C-Block North||Tuesday, 25 October 2016|
|Iodine Therapy Inpatients (2 rooms)||Level 1, B-Block North||Level 9, A-Block||Thursday, 29 September 2016|
|Inpatient Mental Health||Lower Ground and Ground Floors, B-Block||Levels 2 and 3, J-Block||Tuesday, 29 November 2016|
|Neurology and Neurophysiology||Level 3, B-Block||Level 3, C-Block||Wednesday, 7 December 2016|
|Endocrinology Offices||Level 3, B-Block||Level 3, C-Block||Tuesday, 6 December 2016|
|Oncology Inpatient Unit||Level 2, A-Block||Level 9, A-Block||Thursday, 29 September 2016|
|Orthopaedic and Surgical Specialties||Level 2, B-Block South||Level 5, A-Block||Tuesday, 25 October 2016|
|Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (PTAS)||Level 2, C-Block||Level 5, BUPA building, |
25 Argyle Street
|Tuesday, 14 July 2015|
|Physiotherapy cardio-respiratory outpatient gym||Level 3, B-Block and Level 2, C- and D-Blocks||Level 2, H-Block||Tuesday, 7 February 2017|
|Infection control isolation rooms||Level 1, B-Block North||Level 1, H-Block (with DCCM)||Tuesday, 13 December 2016|
|Acute Rehabilitation Unit including the rehabilitation gym||Level 7, A-Block||Level 2, Peacock Building, Repatriation Centre, 90 Davey Street||Tuesday, 12 January 2016|
|Stomal Therapy||Level 2, B-Block North||Level 4, C-Block||Wednesday, 16 November 2016|
|Medical Specialties||Level 1, B-Block South (B-Tail)||Level 7, A-Block||Thursday, 11 August 2016|
|Transit Lounge||Lower Ground, J-Block||Lower Ground. A-Block||Monday, 11 January 2016|
More on the Decanting Strategy
Relocating services is not an unusual business requirement of hospital management however the decanting required to build K-Block is more detailed. This is because of the number and sequencing of moves, and the breadth of refurbishments necessary including the removal of hazardous materials. Additionally, it has occured on an operational hospital site.
A critical feature of the decanting strategy was the construction of a 3 000 m², temporary inpatient building in the Liverpool Street forecourt above the main entrance and drop-off point of the RHH (see below).
This has allowed key acute services - mental health patients and medicine - to remain onsite, negating the significant clinical risk associated with moving these patients offsite.
It also required the relocation of the acute rehabilitation unit to the Peacock Building at the Repatriation Centre, Davey Street,Hobart.
The facility has access directly into C-Block at levels 2 and 3 enabling lift access to the emergency department and other clinical services.
Read more about the temporary Liverpool Street forecourt facility.