The nWCH Project has taken another important step, with drilling works underway at the site of what will be our new purpose-built facility.
The preparation works are a vital step in the development of our new hospital which will provide South Australian families with the most advanced hospital care, technology and medical research.
Drilling will take place on the western end of the biomedical precinct, the site identified for our new hospital, co-locating our new facility with the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and within the world-class BioMed City.
The groundworks will involve sampling soil structure and groundwater quality to help inform engineering as part of the master planning for our new hospital.
Samples will be extracted from a number of locations using a large drill rig to bore 100mm holes up to 50 metres down into the earth.
The nWCH Project team have been working closely with Kaurna people, the traditional owners of the site, and Kaurna representatives will be available during the geo-technical process to inspect any artefacts of cultural significance that may be excavated.
Building a new Women's and Children's Hospital is a challenging and exciting process, and that's why we are working closely with our clinicians, staff and consumers during the planning, design and delivery phases of the project to ensure we build a new hospital that is tailored to our community’s unique needs.
The project will undergo three distinct phases; planning, design and delivery. This comprehensive process ensures our new hospital will meet the future health needs of our community and staff.
Here's a step-by-step guide for how we're going to plan, design and deliver our new hospital.
We have taken another significant step in the planning for our new world-class Women's and Children's Hospital, with the official start of our consultation phase.
Our clinicians, staff, consumers and the broader South Australian community will play a significant role in shaping our new hospital.
Their input is key to what we do, how we do it and how we plan and design our new hospital.
They will all be involved every step of the way, and while the COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed the start of our consultation phase, it hasn’t changed our commitment to meaningful consultation.
Our vision for the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital is to provide holistic, world-class healthcare and facilities in South Australia for babies, children, young people, women and their families.
We look forward to providing you with further updates about our planning work as we continue on this exciting journey together.
nWCH Vision and Principles (433kb)
nWCH Engagement Strategy (1.8mb)
FAQs: Project User Groups (205kb)
FAQs: Advisory Groups (270kb)
FAQs: Service Delivery Models (183kb)
Our first month of consultation on the new Women's and Children's Hospital has recently ended – what a month it was!
More than 150 meetings took place with staff and consumers over the month, and September is shaping up to be just as busy.
Building a new Women's and Children's Hospital is not as straight forward as you may think.
That's why we are working closely with our clinicians, staff, patients and the community during the planning, design and delivery phases of the project to ensure we build a new hospital that is tailored to our community's unique needs.
The South Australian Government has committed $550 million to continue the planning work for a new Women's and Children's Hospital.
Our new world-class facility will give South Australian families access to the most advanced hospital care, technology and medical research for many years to come.
This important commitment is in addition to the Government's $50 million investment to upgrade our existing site.
New Women's and Children's Hospital – Frequently Asked Questions (282kb)
Please send any questions you may have about the new Women's and Children's Hospital Project to Health:nWCHengagement.