NICU & SCN: NICU New Build & Redevelopment - 20 May 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)


The focus of this web conferemce will be discussing the considerations, challenges and key learnings during NICU New Builds and Redevelopment.

Royal Hobart Hospital was Australia’s second oldest Hospital in Australia and the redevelopment was the largest Health infrastructure project in Tasmania. The benefits include improved experience and facilities for patients, expanded clinical space, improved infection control, expansion, and importantly a hospital that attracts and retains high calibre staff.  

A key stage is the design development, floorplan, work mapping, resource requirements, and materials, as there is no point having a beautiful room which does not function effectively.

The New K Block build includes the SCN, Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and during the web conference memebrs will heat boutt he following aspects fot he new build:

  • Environmental and sustainability consideration
  • Infection Control
  • Consumer engagement
  • Design consideration and clarification
  • Patient flow
  • Single rooms

This web conference will not only showcase the new NICU, PICU & SCN at RHH TAS, but you will have the opportunity to hear about the challenges and the key learnings.

We will also discuss the following considerations:

  • single versus double rooms or open bay
  • mapping of work flow
  • equipment space and access
  • isolation, family satisfaction
  • noise, light and temperature consideration
  • security
  • technology

The environment should balance the needs of the family with those of the staff and the clinical requirements.

About the presenter:

Kimbra Thomas is the Clinical Nurse Educator at Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania.

How can I join this web meeting?

Please register for this event.  Details on how to join this Web Conference will then be emailed to you.  You can also visit our members website

All staff of Member Services are welcome to join this meeting. If you do not have a website account, you will need to create an account first.