Historic moment as Australia’s flagship hospital leaps into new hands

4.5 million man hours and 24,000 site inductions - the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has achieved the most significant milestone to date.

As the clock struck 6pm on the 15th March, Australia’s flagship hospital met an historic moment. The most significant milestone on the project to date has triggered the Facility Transition Period allowing Spotless and SA Health to commence the all-important testing and training. This period, which involves an incredible amount of coordination and planning will run for a minimum of 90 days and ensure the hospital is ready for patients. Alongside that, final works will conclude and State works will be undertaken.

Now under the direction of Spotless, the facility will become a hive of activity as every aspect of the new RAH will be tested, stocked and prepared for patients. Once all these activities have been successfully completed and the building is deemed fit for purpose, Commercial Acceptance will be granted.

To get to this stage, there has been an incredible volume of work undertaken and although some commercial matters reside in the background and an open date is yet to be announced, Hansen Yuncken is without a doubt, very proud of the achievements of the whole project team.

Since commencement in 2011, the project has worked 14,723,549 man hours and inducted over 24,000 people on site.

As the largest and most complex hospital undertaken in Australia, the new RAH has certainly set new benchmarks across the industry. Disaster proofing and fire protection systems, seismic and structural design, sustainability and ICT systems are just a few examples of the many innovations embedded throughout the 176,000m2 facility.

Recently, Hansen Yuncken welcomed 150 clients and industry partners for an exclusive tour of the facility. A proud moment for all those involved and a wonderful opportunity to share the detail behind this unique healthcare design and showcase the quality of workmanship that filters throughout every space.

Launched by SA Health, the "new RAH Tour Video" is a stunning show piece of this world class facility and is a credit to all those involved in the planning and construction of this magnificent facility.