The new Royal Adelaide Hospital
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) will open in mid 2016, providing world class health care and facilities for South Australians.
The new hospital will harness the latest in architectural design to create a healing environment for patients and their families.Provide an efficient and positive working environment for staff, all while minimising the building’s environmental footprint.
As the State’s flagship public hospital, the new hospital will provide a comprehensive range of tertiary level care and statewide services to patients.
The new RAH will remain a major teaching hospital and will be co-located with the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the proposed two multi-storey research and training facilities for the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, making the health precinct the hub of medical research in the State.
South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital forms a critical part of the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct which will be the largest health precinct in the southern hemisphere. The Precinct is the state’s highest priority project for health, research and education infrastructure.
Together, the new RAH and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) facilities provide the foundation for the creation of a cluster of organisations to deliver world-leading models of training, research and clinical service delivery.
The next phase of the Precinct development will see the following projects undertaken within the Precinct:
- The University of Adelaide Integrated Clinical School delivering integrated teaching and research will result in 500 undergraduate and post graduate health students each year and build upon its world class innovative research in the Cancer, Nutrition & Dietetics, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience.
- University of South Australia Interprofessional Health Clinic (including an expanded Centre for Cancer Biology providing an additional 100 researchers) will enable teaching and student led clinical delivery of allied health services (including the expansion of nursing and allied health graduates by an extra 550 graduates per year).
- In time, a second SAHMRI research building, also housing Proton Therapy Medicine in envisaged on the current train control centre site.
The Precinct’s strong commercialisation focus will drive research, industry growth and attraction of foreign investment in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and related areas while providing thousands of new job opportunities.