early and enabling works

Artist impression of proposed Somerset Cottage

rpa redevelopment

The RPA Redevelopment will include early and enabling works in advance of main works, to help achieve early additional clinical capacity for the RPA Hospital and prepare the site for main works.

Enabling works
Enabling works commenced in November 2022, with Indigenous construction company Barpa appointed the enabling works contractor. A majority Indigenous owned company, Barpa prides themselves on respectful Indigenous engagement and strives to make a positive difference for Australia’s First Peoples.

An exciting milestone for the project, the beginning of enabling works was celebrated with a traditional smoking ceremony led by Aboriginal Elders and knowledge holders on Gadigal Country.

We will ensure that enabling works will be managed to minimise the impacts to the community where possible.

For more information on enabling works, click here. To view some photos of our smoking ceremony for the commencement of enabling works, click here

Early works
Early works commenced in 2021 as part of the NSW Government’s accelerated program. One of the first projects to be completed was the New Kidney Centre RPA.  This new purpose-built facility is located in the Professor Marie Bashir Centre (PMBC). The Renal Dialysis service moved into the new facility in December 2021.

The RPA Kidney Centre is the new home of RPA’s dialysis service. The new purpose built unit provides care for dialysis patients in a beautiful and comfortable healthcare environment. This new unit is the final stage of the RPA Kidney Centre which brings together outpatient clinics, satellite dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home training in one location within the Professor Marie Bashir Centre.

The works to fit out the new Kidney Centre were carried out by Sydney Local Health District’s Capital
Asset, Property and Engineering team. The result is a fresh, more spacious and welcoming environment with new equipment.

The opening of the unit was an important early milestone in our $750 million hospital redevelopment,
underway with funding from the NSW Government. Working in partnership with Health Infrastructure
over the next six years, RPA will be transformed with the most significant redevelopment in the hospital’s
almost 140 year history.

 

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