First look at the new WCH
Preliminary images for our new $1.95 billion Women's and Children's Hospital have been released, giving staff and the South Australian community a first look at what our world-class facility could look like.
The release of the latest artist impressions represents a significant and exciting milestone in the planning for our new hospital.
Our new world-class hospital, to be built next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) on Port Road, will include 500 treatment spaces – nearly 60 more than the current hospital, 170 outpatient consultation rooms and 14 Women's Assessment Service treatment spaces.
It will also include two air bridges linking our new hospital to the RAH to provide physical and clinical connectivity, giving women access to adult clinical support including the Intensive Care Unit, as well as access to the helipad. There will also be a link on level 1 which will provide back-of-house connectivity.
Another notable feature is a new bridge over the rail line, which will enable children and families to cross from the nWCH to the Park Lands, and the hospital's new multi-level carpark.
There will be more than 1,200 car parks – almost double what is available at our current site, and disability and pram parking will be closer to the hospital. This will greatly benefit many of the most frequent users of the hospital.
Our new hospital will also improve the transition of care to adult services for adolescents, enhance mental health care facilities, and will further education, training and research capabilities, being located within the Adelaide Biomed City.
The nWCH will become Australia's first all-electric hospital, helping to avoid an additional 2,178 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year – the equivalent of taking 700 vehicles off the road. It will be entirely powered by the South Australian electrical grid – the cleanest in the country, ruling out the need to rely on gas to power heating, hot water and kitchen functions within the building.
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