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Royal Adelaide Hospital

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) is a $1.8 Billion project and will be Australia’s most advanced hospital and the single largest infrastructure project in South Australian’s state history. Located in Adelaide’s westend, the nRAH will be built on the same precinct as the new SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Hansen Yuncken – Leighton Contractors Joint Venture (HYLCJV) are the Managing Contractors and will be responsible for all aspects of the design and construct process of this landmark project. By implementing the vision of world leading medical professionals, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital will incorporate practical and innovative design solutions that integrate the latest cutting edge health care technology.

Features include:

  • 800 beds
  • 100 same day beds
  • 40 operating theatres
  • Capacity to admit 80,000 patients per year
  • Car park incorporating 2,300 parking bays
  • Advanced IT systems to improve patient safety and provide improved patient information

Aircom Group Pty Limited is proud to have been appointed this prestigious contract by Hansen Yuncken – Leighton Construction Joint Venture to provide a 160mm Sumetzberger Pneumatic Tube System. The PTS for nRAH will be the largest Pneumatic Tube System undertaken by Aircom Group and will be the largest Pneumatic Tube System in an Australian Hospital. The system will incorporate interface features that will be a first for Australian Hospitals and lead the way for future hospitals to come.

Major Components for the nRAH Pneumatic Tube System

  • 72 Front Load Pneumatic Tube Stations
  • Touch Screen Station displays
  • 44 Diverter Units
  • Power Transfer Interchange Unit – 7 zones
  • Frequency Controlled Turbine Control – 7 turbines
  • Power Control CCU
  • PC Monitoring
  • Hi Level Interfacing with BMS, Honeywell, Visionstream, ICT
  • Interface with APDS units
  • RFID Automatic Transportation of Carrier
  • Smart Card Secure transactions – send and receive
  • Carrier Tracking – real time

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will commence construction in 2012 and be completed late 2016.