About the RHH Redevelopment Rescue
RHH Redevelopment Project
Many new facilities and services are already available having been completed under Phases 1 and 2 of the RHH Redevelopment Project.
Phase 1 of the project involved the upgrade of hospital infrastructure as well as the redevelopment of the following facilities:
- Medical Imaging facility
- Production Kitchen at Cambridge
- Assessment and Planning Unit
- the Department of Critical Care Medicine
- the Wellington Centre Clinics
Phase 2 - Cancer Centre
The $25 million THO-South Cancer Centre has provided improved facilities and services to Tasmanians who need cancer treatment via the redeveloped Outpatient Cancer Centre, Day Oncology Unit, a third linear accelerator bunker and the new Cancer Support Centre.
Phase 3 - Inpatient Precinct (K Block)
The $365 million Phase 3 has two stages. Stage 1 began with the commencement of the Managing Contractor contract, which delivered the Guaranteed Construction Sum (GCS). The acceptance of the GCS signals the commencement of construction of the RHH's new $365 million inpatient precinct, known as K Block.
The proposed building will provide improved patient comfort and wellbeing with modern facilities and technology and, at the same time, reduce carbon emissions with more efficient water and power use.
Improved patient care will directly result bringing together services in 'precinct' areas such as Women's, Adolescent and Children's; Medicine; Surgical; and Mental Health Services in the new K Block.
The project has faced significant governance and management challenges for several years however.
A number of risks related to proceeding to the construction of K Block including the RHHR project's capacity to deliver the new inpatient precinct on time, on budget and with minimal disruption to existing health services have been identified.
The RHH Redevelopment Rescue Taskforce was commissioned to investigate these issues and provide advice and recommendations to the Minister on the future of the project.