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The Royal Children’s Hospital expansion project

Location 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $56.4 million to expand the Royal Children’s Hospital.

This expansion will allow the Royal Children’s Hospital to continue to meet increasing demand through the expansion of acute paediatric beds and emergency department services.

The first stage of the expansion is a new 30-bed inpatient ward on level five. This is complete and already treating patients with a range of different illnesses, including cancer.

The second stage of the project will deliver a bigger emergency department, boosting capacity by an additional 20 treatment spaces.

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals. It provides specialist care for children from Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales and around Australia. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.

$56.4 MILLION
$56.4 MILLION

FUNDING

30
30

NEW INPATIENT BEDS

20
20

MORE EMERGENCY TREATMENT SPACES

IMPROVED
IMPROVED

PANDEMIC RESPONSE CAPABILITY

The Royal Children’s Hospital expansion will deliver:

  • a new 30-bed paediatric inpatient ward (Stage 1)
  • an additional 20 emergency department treatment spaces (Stage 2)
  • upgrade of the current emergency department (Stage 2).

The Royal Children's Hospital expansion project aims to achieve the following benefits:

Specialist care

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one of Victoria’s leading paediatric hospitals, providing specialist care for children in Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia. It is also the designated major trauma centre for paediatrics, providing Paediatric, Infant and Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) services and is a nationally funded centre for paediatric heart, lung and liver transplantation.

Expanded services

The expansion of the paediatric inpatient ward and additional emergency department treatment spaces will increase capacity of acute paediatric bed-based services and emergency services for young Australians. Additional capacity will assist in improving patient wait times, and enable the hospital to meet increased demand for specialist paediatric treatment and care.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority under the Partnerships Victoria (PPP) program in partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital and Kane Constructions.

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Location

The Royal Children’s Hospital expansion project
  • Location
  • 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
  • Phone
  • (03) 9345 5522

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