Milestone at new Palmerston Regional Hospital
Works are underway on the new Palmerston Regional Hospital, the first new hospital in the Northern Territory for over 40 years.
A significant project milestone has been met with the completion of the ground floor slab.
The construction of sheer walls, lifts and stair wells are about 85 per cent complete.
This work is being undertaken in sequence to enable structural connection of the first-floor slab which is currently being formed up.
The facility will open its doors to patients in 2018.
It will have 116-beds and deliver hospital services closer to home for Territorians for many years to come.
The Palmerston Regional Hospital project is jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments.
Recent additional investment increases the scope of the hospital to better meet the service needs of the local community and to ensure best-practice design and provide state-of-the art diagnostic tools.
This followed consultation with clinicians and the community.
An operational commissioning team has been established to work closely with Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and Department of Health to integrate the hospital into the top end health service.
Other current works include:
- Under the slab, drainage and waste services are completed and service trades continue to install sewer, water, stormwater and drainage services externally to the building line.
- Scaffolding has been erected to approximately 40 per cent of the ground floor to allow first floor progress.
- Local people are working on site, with 24 trade packages already awarded to local businesses. Local companies continue to register their interest for selected trade services and supply through the ICN Gateway.
- Currently around 80 tradespeople are working on the site and it’s anticipated that 300 people will be employed on the project at its peak.