New Women's and Children's Hospital Taskforce
The South Australian Government has established a high-level Taskforce to drive the co-location of a new Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) with the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH).
Jim Birch, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Women's and Children's Hospital and the SA Health Department has been appointed to lead the Taskforce, which will guide the planning for a new Women's and Children's Hospital to be co-located with the RAH.
The Taskforce will develop a fully costed plan to build a new Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) to be co-located with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), with the aim to complete the project by 2024.
It will identify the capital cost of the project, service specification (including bed numbers), the overall size of the new facility and the state-wide models of care needed to support the hospital's day-to-day operation. It is expected that the Taskforce will complete these activities by the end of 2018.
New Women's and Children's Hospital Flyover
Preferred site identified by Taskforce
The new Women’s and Children’s Hospital Taskforce has selected the western end of the biomedical Precinct as the preferred site for the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
The Taskforce has spent the past eight months extensively consulting with clinicians, consumers and key stakeholders to put forward the best possible option for our new hospital. The Taskforce considered additional advice from architects GHD Woodhead and Health Planner Carramar, and determined that the site meets all agreed evaluation criteria.
Should the preliminary business case be approved by Government, a comprehensive business case will be developed in 2019. Extensive consultation and engagement will take place with staff, clinicians, consumers, community members and our key partners throughout the development of this comprehensive business case.
If you would like to provide comments or suggestions or ask questions about the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, please contact us via the dedicated email address nWCHengagement
These artist impressions of the new WCH are not a true reflection of the final design
The Women's and Children's Health Network Chief Executive Officer Lindsey Gough and the new Women's and Children's Hospital Taskforce Chair Jim Birch provide a recap of what the Taskforce has been set up to do between now and the end of the year.
The new Women's and Children's Taskforce membership and Terms of Reference are available by clicking on the link below:
The Reference Groups membership and Terms of Reference are available by clicking on the link below:
From the WCH Taskforce Chair communiques are available by clicking on the link below:
Frequently Asked Questions
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Please send any questions you may have about the new Women's and Children's Hospital Taskforce to Health:nWCHengagement.
last modified: 04 Dec 2018