Redevelopment Progress a Reality

The $689 million RHH Redevelopment continues to go from strength to strength after another successful year of achievements on Tasmania’s largest health infrastructure project.

When 2018 began, the building site was successfully ‘out of the ground’ with the ground floor slab of K-Block completed.

The 10-storey structure is now complete with a massive effort underway by around 400 subcontractor workers fitting out the building.

Patients will benefit from increased bed capacity, more operating and procedure rooms and the contemporary health facilities in K-Block.

K-Block will allow us to improve care to Tasmanians by better meeting demand for hospital beds.

Young people will receive age-appropriate care in Tasmania’s first, dedicated 16-bed adolescent unit – a service that has not previously been provided.

The Tasmanian Government recently announced changes to K-Block which will dedicate level 10 to 64-bed capacity general and respiratory medicine ward.

During this year the project has:

  • completed the building’s concrete structure and all floor slab pours floors
  • installed the life-saving helipad on the roof
  • progressed installation of glazing and window’s sun shades
  • progressed internal fit out – plastering, painting and floor covering and joinery installation
  • installed major building services infrastructure including the central energy plant and
  • installed the 66 tonne, multi-place hyperbaric chamber.

Watch a timelapse video of the construction prepared by the Managing Contractor, John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture - K-Block construction video.

Major pieces of furniture, fitting and equipment have been procured:

  • $5.4 million contract for the supply and maintenance of digital operating theatre equipment
  • $618 000 contract for the supply and maintenance of neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit pendants and
  • $4.47 million contract for the supply and maintenance of central sterilising equipment, accessories and maintenance.

The RHH Redevelopment remains on track to reach practical completion mid-2019.

The $689 million RHH Redevelopment project is a jointly funded Australian and Tasmanian Government initiative.

18 Dec 2018