The $750 million redevelopment of Sydney’s largest hospital has been brought forward by one year in a bid to stimulate the economy and boost the city’s medical facilities.
Works on the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) are set to commence within the next six months, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian declaring the accelerated project a gamechanger.
“The $750 million investment will ensure the hospital continues to serve Sydney’s growing community into the future,” she said.
The plans include the construction of a new hospital building and the refurbishment of existing areas, with several key departments enhanced and improved.
Innovation will be the cornerstone of the redevelopment, incorporating new models of care including an expansion of RPA virtual, which has treated more than 4000 patients at home and in Special Health Accommodation.Premier Gladys Berejiklian
In a time when many find themselves out of work, the acceleration of the project promises to create thousands of jobs according to Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.
“People in NSW are going through extremely tough times and we are facing some of the biggest economic challenges of our lifetime. This is yet another major construction project the NSW Government is fast-tracking to bolster jobs and re-charge our economy,” Mr Perrottet said.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the $750 million redevelopments will provide staff with the necessary support and equipment to deliver the highest service and manage the growing hospital capacity.
“The redevelopment will enhance the world-class clinical care RPA is so well known for, along with new opportunities for teaching, research and innovation,” Mr Hazzard said.
By fast-tracking this project the NSW Government is ensuring RPA continues to deliver world-leading patient and family-centred healthcare.Health Minister Brad Hazzard
The new RPA hospital building is expected to open to patients in 2026-27.