The Government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced the completion of major construction work related to the ($522.2m) A$782.8m Acute Services Building at Prince of Wales Hospital.
The building serves as the centrepiece of the research, health and education facilities within the Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct launch.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said: “The NSW Government is proud to be investing more than ($667m) A$1bn in the Randwick Campus Redevelopment as part of the NSW Government’s record ($7.93bn) A$11.9bn investment in health infrastructure over the four years to 2025-26.”
Due to open to patients early next year, the facility will support new approaches to acute healthcare and provides purpose-designed treatment spaces to staff.
The Acute Services Building also includes UNSW Sydney’s investment to provide an additional 5000m2 extension across Hospital Road, which is under construction at present.
The NSW State Budget committed an extra ($55.04m) A$82.5m to the project for 2022-23. This will bring the total investment in the building to ($577.3m) A$865.3m.
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This investment will be used for fit out of additional operating theatres and associated recovery spaces, an extra intensive care unit pod and inpatient areas, slated for completion in 2024.
The new Acute Services Building at Prince of Wales Hospital has a new and expanded adult emergency department, Intensive Care Unit, Central Sterilising Services Department and Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre.
It also includes new digital operating theatres, a new helipad servicing the Randwick Hospitals Campus, a new Community Assessment Unit, Community Management Centre.
Additionally, the building provides expansive new inpatient wards for replacing existing ones, including haematology and oncology, aged care, orthopaedics, among others.
The project has generated employment for over 2,000 people across construction and related industries.