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The Royal Childrens Hospital Expansion Project

The Royal Childrens Hospital Expansion Project

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    The Victorian Government is investing $41.3 million to expand the Royal Children’s Hospital, creating a new ward and adding more treatment spaces to the Emergency Department.

    Works are now underway for Stage One of the project, with construction teams on site.

    The upgrade will help us meet increasing demand in the community while continuing to provide the highest level of care.

    Improvements to ventilation, air conditioning systems, engineering services and heating will also be part of the project, helping combat the spread of COVID-19.

    Stage One: Level five redevelopment

    Stage one of the expansion project will see us convert current empty floor space into a new 30-bed ward. 

    This will allow for more inpatient capacity.

    Kane Constructions has been appointed to deliver Stage One works, now underway and scheduled to be complete by the end of 2022.


    Stage Two: Emergency Department redevelopment

    Works are expected to begin in mid-2022 on Stage Two of the RCH expansion project.

    Stage Two will deliver an improved Emergency Department (ED).  The updated ED will have an extra 20 treatment spaces and feature more child-friendly facilities.