New Royal Adelaide Hospital

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Project dates
May 2011 - March 2017 (Time of technical completion)
Contract type
Design and construct (Joint Venture)
$2.3 billion (total project value), with CPB Contractors share approximately $900 million (as announced to the ASX on 6 June 2011)
Group Company
CPB Contractors
Project details

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is Australia’s most advanced hospital and the single largest infrastructure project in South Australia's history.

This state-of-the-art facility is being delivered as a Public Private Partnership under the State Government’s Partnership SA Model and is part of the South Australian reformed health system.

The new facility is providing world-class care for the people of South Australia.


Celsus (formerly SA Health Partnership) is the project consortium responsible for the design, finance, construction, commissioning and on-going facility management of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital for the duration of the 35-year contract with the South Australian Government.

Celsus contracted Hansen Yuncken and CPB Contractors to design and construct the project, under a joint venture agreement.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is located in Adelaide’s west end, alongside the new health and research facilities at the SA Health and Medical Research Institute.

By implementing the vision of world leading medical professionals, the newly completed Royal Adelaide Hospital incorporates practical and innovative design solutions that integrate the latest cutting-edge health care technology.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital has 800 beds, including 100 same-day beds. It has the capacity to admit around 80,000 patients per year and is South Australia’s most sustainable hospital, with innovative and cost-effective initiatives incorporated into the design.

Other features include:

  • Single, inpatient rooms with opening windows, natural light and access to outdoor areas and green space.
  • 40 technical suites (operating theatres).
  • State-of-the-art features including patient weighing beds, wireless technology, equipment tracking capability, and intelligent information systems such as bedside entertainment and meal ordering for patients.
  • Gardens and green, open spaces throughout the site, providing spaces for relaxation and healing.
  • Advanced IT systems to improve patient safety and provide improved clinical and patient information.
  • A fleet of automated vehicles to help move equipment and supplies around the hospital.
  • An underground car park with approximately 2,300 bays.
  • A commercial precinct includes food and beverage outlets, a child care centre, professional allied health services and hospital research fundraising kiosks.

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