Monday, May 20, 2024

Beds boost for Darwin hospital

The Northern Territory Government is boosting capacity at Royal Darwin Hospital with the construction tender awarded for a new 32-bed modular ward. 
 
Local Territory company, Aspire, has been awarded the $18.2 million contract to design and construct the new facility. 
 
Construction will begin in the coming months with the new ward expected to commence operations from mid-2025. The intention is for the ward to be built using off site construction methods, which will assist to speed-up the construction and reduce disruption to staff, patients and the community, said NT Minister for Health, Selena Uibo.

“We acknowledge bed capacity is a challenge the Territory health system, and this is why we are investing in infrastructure that can is fit for purpose for Territorians. Local company Aspire will deliver the new modular ward at RDH,” said the Minister.
 
“The new modular ward will improve care for Territorians across the board, as Royal Darwin Hospital is the major hospital for the Top End. It will also help ease pressure for emergency health care.”

NT Budget 2024 will see $2.2 billion invested in health services, including a new 120-bed aged care facility in Palmerston, and a new $20 million health centre in Borroloola.

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