The Royal Women's Hospital Project
$364.4 million (net present value, as at June 2005)
Service delivery commenced
Department or agency
- Department of Health and Human Services
- The Royal Women's Hospital
Private sector partner
Royal Women's Health Partnership comprising:
- Bilfinger Berger Project Investments (sponsor and equity);
- Baulderstone Hornibrook (builder);
- Design Inc/Woodhead International (architect);
- United Group Services (facility maintenance manager); and
- ANZ and Macquarie Bank (financiers).
On 22 June 2008 the Royal Women's Hospital, together with Frances Perry House, opened on the corner of Grattan Street and Flemington Road in Parkville.
The Women’s provides state-of-the-art facilities for all Victorian women and their newborn babies in a family friendly, environment.
It is a stand-alone specialist hospital providing services in areas such as gynaecology, obstetrics, neonatal paediatrics, cancer care, menopause and sexual health treatment. Patients will benefit from improved access to critical care facilities with The Royal Melbourne Hospital located adjacent to the new facility.
The contract with Royal Women’s Health Partnership was executed on 11 April 2005 and financial close was reached on 17 June 2005.
The contract term is for 25 years (post construction). The contract specifies that the consortium will:
- design, build and finance the new hospital; and
- provide supporting infrastructure services for the facilities, including car parking, security and cleaning.
All health services continue to be publicly operated by the Department of Human Services, through the Royal Women's Hospital.
On 25 June 2008 the Auditor-General tabled a report on the Royal Women's Hospital (see related information below).
Contract Administrator (PPP)
Department of Health & Human Services
Phone: 9096 0870