What services have moved?

RHH main entrance

Some RHH services have relocated so that B-Block can be demolished and K-Block can be built.

Patient safety, clinical need and comfort have been at the centre of developing the decanting strategy for the RHH Redevelopment project. New service locations can be found below. A number of other minor and short-term decants of administrative and other spaces have also been required.

Tasmanians will continue to receive the same quality services and care, provided by the RHH's excellent staff with some services in the following new locations.

(These changes were as a result of the need to decant B-Block, please check with RHH Reception for any subsequent updates).

Service Former Location New LocationDate Service Relocated
Ambulatory Care Centre Level 4, B-Block Level 2, C-BlockTuesday, 11 October 2016
Cardiothoracic and Cardiology Offices Level 2, C- and D-Blocks Level 2, C-Block Wednesday,
25 February 2015
Clozapine Clinic (Outpatients)Lower Ground, B-Block, opening onto Campbell StreetLevel 2, E-BlockMonday, 5 December 2016
General and Women's Surgical Inpatients Level 2, B-Block North Level 2, A-BlockWednesday, 9 November 2016
General Medicine, Respiratory and Infectious Diseases Inpatients Level 1, B-Block NorthLevel 2, J-BlockTuesday, 22 November 2016
Short Stay SurgeryLevel 5, A-Block Level 4, C-Block NorthTuesday, 25 October 2016
Iodine Therapy Inpatients (2 rooms) Level 1, B-Block North Level 9, A-BlockThursday, 29 September 2016
Inpatient Mental HealthLower Ground and Ground Floors, B-Block     Levels 2 and 3, J-BlockTuesday, 29 November 2016
Neurology and NeurophysiologyLevel 3, B-Block Level 3, C-Block Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Endocrinology OfficesLevel 3, B-BlockLevel 3, C-BlockTuesday, 6 December 2016
Oncology Inpatient UnitLevel 2, A-BlockLevel 9, A-BlockThursday, 29 September 2016
Orthopaedic and Surgical SpecialtiesLevel 2, B-Block South Level 5, A-Block Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (PTAS)Level 2, C-BlockLevel 5, BUPA building,
25 Argyle Street
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Physiotherapy cardio-respiratory outpatient gymLevel 3, B-Block and Level 2, C- and D-BlocksLevel 2, H-Block Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Infection control isolation roomsLevel 1, B-Block North Level 1, H-Block (with DCCM) Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Acute Rehabilitation Unit including the rehabilitation gym Level 7, A-Block Level 2, Peacock Building, Repatriation Centre, 90 Davey Street Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Stomal Therapy Level 2, B-Block North Level 4, C-Block Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Medical SpecialtiesLevel 1, B-Block South (B-Tail) Level 7, A-Block Thursday, 11 August 2016
Transit LoungeLower Ground, J-BlockLower Ground. A-BlockMonday, 11 January 2016

RHH Redevelopment Map - for detailed access information please contact the RHH reception 6166 8308

More on the Decanting Strategy

Relocating services is not an unusual business requirement of hospital management however the decanting required to build K-Block is more detailed. This is because of the number and sequencing of moves, and the breadth of refurbishments necessary including the removal of hazardous materials. Additionally, it has occured on an operational hospital site.

A critical feature of the decanting strategy was the construction of a 3 000 m², temporary inpatient building in the Liverpool Street forecourt above the main entrance and drop-off point of the RHH (see below).

This has allowed key acute services - mental health patients and medicine - to remain onsite, negating the significant clinical risk associated with moving these patients offsite.

It also required the relocation of the acute rehabilitation unit to the Peacock Building at the Repatriation Centre, Davey Street,Hobart.

RHH with temporary facility above the Liverpool Street forecourt

The facility has access directly into C-Block at levels 2 and 3 enabling lift access to the emergency department and other clinical services.

Read more about the temporary Liverpool Street forecourt facility.