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The Royal Childrens Hospital Expansion Project

The Royal Children's Hospital Expansion Project

  • RCH_Waiting_Room                                                                                                                                                                                                                Artist Impression – waiting room 

    The Victorian Government is investing $49.4 million to upgrade The Royal Children’s Hospital, creating a new 30-bed ward and expanding the Emergency Department with more treatment spaces.

    Works are now well progressed for the first stage of the project, which involves fitting out previously empty floor space on Level 5.  

    Delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority with Kane Constructions as the builder, this upgrade will help the RCH keep providing the highest level of care 

    Stage One: New Inpatient Ward 

    Works to build a new ward began in March 2022 and are expected to be complete by the end of the year. The new ward will be located on Level 5 of the hospital’s North Building. 

    RCH Low Sensory Room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artist Impression – low sensory room   

    Stage Two: Emergency Department redevelopment

    Works will begin in mid-2022 and are expected to be complete by mid-2024.

    Construction will be carefully staged to allow the Emergency Department to continue operating at normal capacity.

    The updated ED will have an extra 20 treatment spaces, a second waiting room, low sensory spaces and improved workflows.