Sitzler Pty Ltd have been awarded a $14.6 million contract to upgrade the paediatric wards of the Royal Darwin Hospital.
The company has been in business within the NT since 1976 and are expected to work on paediatric wards, six negative pressure isolation rooms and one two-bed quarantine room.
NT Minister for Health, John Elferink, said the project was jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments.
“We are committed to providing Territory children and their families facilities with high quality, culturally appropriate specialist multidisciplinary paediatric care, which supports improvement in health outcomes and longer, healthier lives,” said Elferink.
Refurbishments to the paediatrics wards will include the addition of 44 beds, a day stay treatment area, a play therapy area, administrative space and a school room.
The paediatric ward upgrade will include more single rooms, a dedicated adolescent lounge, redesigned floor space to create a more child-friendly layout and tele-health facilities.
“These rooms will provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff by minimising the risk of transmission of infectious disease within Royal Darwin Hospital,” he said.
“Upgrades to our primary tertiary hospital ensures Royal Darwin Hospital can continue to work with Territorians to achieve the best possible health outcomes.”
The project is expected to be completed by 2016.
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