Women's and Children's Hospital Upgrade Project
The State Government has invested an additional $30.3 million to complete further upgrades to the existing Women’s and Children’s Hospital, so that we can continue to provide the highest quality care to our patients.
This brings the total sustainment works package to more than $80 million since 2018, enabling us to continue to deliver high quality and safe services to our consumers and their families while planning continues for our new hospital.
The $30.3 million program of works include:
- Upgrades to the Adolescent Ward to support consumer and clinical needs
- Upgrades to the Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) to support improved infection prevention and replace nine temporary pods opened at the start of the pandemic
- Engineering infrastructure and biomedical equipment upgrades.
We are aware that there may be an increase in noise and activity resulting from the upgrades, but we are working hard to minimise disruptions for our patients, their families, visitors and our staff.
If you have questions about the sustainment works, please contact the project team at Health.WCHNEngineeringAdmin@sa.gov.au.
Our Adolescent consumers will have a major role in planning this space to ensure it provides a welcoming, therapeutic space to support their treatment and recovery.
Key features will include:
- a specialist dining room and kitchenette for consumers with eating disorders
- a multipurpose space for play therapy
- dedicated quiet room
- interview spaces.
- Improve entry workflow to the ward
Consultation with consumers, staff and key stakeholders has started in February 2022 and we’re aiming for construction is start in August 2022 and be completed by the end of the year.
Paediatric Emergency Department
The Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) sees around 50 000 patients every year.
These upgrades will result in additional spaces with improved infection control to ensure these children receive the best emergency care.
The PED Administration area will be relocated to support additional clinical spaces.
Consultation with the PED administration and clinical teams is now underway to ensure these facilities support safe, quality clinical care for emergency patients and their families.
Clarence Rieger Facade Works
The Clarence Rieger Building on the corner of Kermode Street and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue has an ageing façade that requires upgrade works.
A full structural assessment of the nine columns of the building has been conducted and a plan for the building’s repair has now been finalised.
Previous upgrades through a $50 million investment aimed to address high priority clinical needs in four key areas.
Click on the links below to view the plans and to find out more about these upgrades:
- Mallee Ward (formerly Boylan) relocation and redevelopment to create an outdoor space and a high dependency area.
- Neonatal Nursery redevelopment to expand the treatment space providing better access for families and staff.
- Paediatric Emergency Department redevelopment, with improved triage area, dedicated mental health assessment spaces and three multi-purpose consultation spaces.
- Operating theatres refurbishment in their current locations to create a friendly atmosphere for our families.
- Engineering and ICT infrastructure upgrades.
A frequently asked questions document with further information about the previous redevelopment works is available below.