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New WCH Legislation Passed

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Legislation to fast-track the development of the New Women’s and Children’s Hospital has passed through both houses of parliament, allowing the next stage of planning works to begin on our new, world-class hospital.

The New Women’s and Children’s Hospital Bill 2022 streamlines existing planning and development requirements that could increase the new hospital’s cost and construction timeframe.

The changes will help ensure the delivery of a bigger and better hospital on a larger site, with capacity for 414 beds – 76 more beds than the current WCH.

A recent site review commissioned by the State Government found the Thebarton Barracks site was the most clinically suitable of six site options in the Adelaide BioMed City precinct, and would deliver the best long-term outcomes for the Royal Adelaide Hospital and New WCH.

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