ANMF (SA Branch) has welcomed the State Government’s $50 million funding commitment to deliver essential clinical, infrastructure and engineering upgrades at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital while the new hospital is being planned, designed and built.
SA Health says the upgrades will address high priority clinical and infrastructure requirements in four key areas:
- The relocation and redevelopment of Boylan Ward within the inpatient zone to create a Child Adolescent Mental Health Service facility that supports contemporary models of care, provides an outdoor space and a high dependency area.
- The sustainment of the operating theatres, including addressing air flow/pressure challenges in the Queen Victoria Operating Suite and Rogerson Theatre suites, upgrading the Heating-Ventilation-Air-Conditioning as well as the flooring and wall surfaces to support infection prevention.
- The redevelopment of the neonatal nursery (NICU/SCBU), including the provision of additional space within the treatment areas. The redevelopment will also enable the opportunity to implement new models of care prior to relocating to the new hospital.
- The redevelopment of the Paediatric Emergency Department to include an improved triage area, dedicated mental health assessment spaces, larger waiting areas, three additional multi-purpose treatment areas, an additional isolation room, as well as improved clinical support areas and age appropriate spaces.
The sustainment works also include critical engineering and ICT infrastructure upgrades.
We are pleased that extensive consultation with clinical and non-clinical staff led to the identification of the above projects and that consultation will continue throughout the construction phase.
View the frequently asked questions document for further information on the sustainment works.