Temporary RHH Facility Construction Start

Tasmanians will receive high quality care in the temporary 54-bed capacity inpatient facility that will be built in the RHH Liverpool Street forecourt. 

From 5 October 2015, the RHH Liverpool Street forecourt will become a construction zone.

Patient, staff and visitor safety during construction will be ensured with changes to pedestrian and vehicle access.

Safe pedestrian access to the Liverpool Street entrance will be through an enclosed central walkway.

Vehicle access will be restricted to emergency services and contractors only.

Patient drop-off and collection will be available at the RHH Argyle Street and Campbell Street entrances.

Access to the RHH emergency department and Zouki café won't change.

Fairbrother was recently announced as the successful sub-contractor for the $22 million facility.

The forecourt will be handed over to Fairbrother on 5 October 2015. Their first jobs will be to ensure traffic signage is appropriate, erect pedestrian barriers and safely install perimeter hoarding around the construction zone.

The inpatient facility will accommodate key acute services during the redevelopment.

Patients won't have to be decanted offsite; with this facility they will stay at the RHH, have access to critical medical facilities and be away from the day to day disruption of major construction during the K-Block build.

The RHH Redevelopment is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

More information is available on the RHH Redevelopment webpage,

28 Sep 2015