FAQs for the Royal Adelaide Hospital

When did construction commence and when will the hospital open?
Construction commenced in 2011 and will be completed in 2017.

What is a PPP?
PPP stands for Public Private Partnership. A PPP is a contracting mechanism in which a Government initiated project is funded, constructed and maintained by the private sector in partnership with a public sector agency.

Public Private Partnerships have been pivotal in the development of social and economic infrastructure in Australia delivering value for money and improved efficiencies over the life of the infrastructure assets.

How much did the hospital cost?
The design and construction cost of the new RAH was $1.85 billion.
The total project cost was $2.3 billion.

How many people were employed during construction?
At its peak, there were more than 2,200 people working on the site each day. That number slowly decreased as the construction neared completion.