Transforming Health Update - CALHN - Technical Completion Finally Achieved for the New RAH

21 March 2017

The PSA was advised on Friday 17 March 2017 at the CALHN Industrial Liaison Forum that technical completion of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has been achieved. No date for the move into the new RAH has been announced.

The presentation (see here) along with the planned activity in relation to bed numbers for the new RAH has been presented at Staff Forums at the RAH and TQEH, with staff at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre following next.

The PSA was advised that the bed numbers plan for the new RAH has been based on a number of factors, including average activity across the year, and intended services moves.

The plan is to flex up and down beds depending upon demand. The problem with this plan is that the increase in allied health and administrative resources required may not be funded, as normally there is no resourcing allocations for flexed beds. The PSA will continue to raise this as a matter of priority that allied health and administrative resource funding include the ability to flex up additional beds within the costs so that there are no unreasonable workloads for PSA members.

PSA members who have any comments or concerns about the move to the new RAH, and for some of the corporate staff the move to the Roma Mitchell Building, please contact PSA Transforming Health Officer.