St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney Redevelopment
Five year complex construction program in a fully operational hospital
The redevelopment of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney (SVPHS) represents a five year construction program, separated into two stages:
- East Wing: A new 14 storey wing located in a tightly bound site between the Aikenhead building, Sister Bernice wing and the existing SVPHS ward block. The building accommodates two new theatres, 48 new inpatient beds, cafeteria, rehabilitation gym, hydrotherapy pool, consulting suites and an ambulatory care area. A new lift core to the north corner of the new wing was created, providing new fire escape stairs, a large clinical lift and three additional passenger lifts.
- Refurbishment of the existing SVPHS ward block: this included works to Levels 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to improve and expand patient accommodation. This included a new central sterile services department (CSSD) adjacent to the existing operating facilities, and a new operating theatre with recovery bays for the Day Surgery Unit.
Throughout the project a range of innovative solutions were developed to separate works from hospital operations, including a system of protected patient tunnels connecting the Private and Public hospital buildings. A prefabrication solution for the exsiting building’s new facade ‘pods’ was aided by an offsite factory, saving months from the program. Methodologies for managing noise and vibration, as well as Infection Control ensured there was minimal impact on the hospital’s services.
Thanks to the team’s tight quality and safety controls, stage two of the project was handed over amidst the challenge of COVID-19, achieving a defect-free finish.