APP wins commissioning role on Palmerston Regional Hospital

APP wins commissioning role on Palmerston Regional Hospital

Posted: Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 11:55

The Northern Territory Government has appointed APP Corporation to provide their Project Management Office (PMO) for the Operational Commissioning of the new Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH).  This is an exciting opportunity for APP to further develop our knowledge and add to our experience of commissioning major health projects.

The Palmerston Regional Hospital is currently being constructed by Lendlease in partnership with Northern Territory Government. The hospital is a jointly funded project between the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory Government and will provide hospital-based services to the Palmerston and Greater Darwin Regions. The new hospital will also support the Royal Darwin Hospital through the provision of emergency, elective surgery, low acuity inpatient, low risk maternity and specialist outpatient services.

As the PMO, APP will provide project support and oversight on the delivery of seven major work streams. This includes the hospital operations (clinical, non-clinical and facility wide), information communication technology, the workforce, communication and community engagement, corporate, infrastructure and the activation of the hospital.  APP has had extensive experience in operational commissioning of hospitals throughout Australia, including the Gold Coast University Hospital, Hervey Bay Digital Hospital for Uniting Care and Royal Adelaide.

APP’s General Manager in Queensland, Nick Davy, says  “We are delighted to be part of this exciting project and the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the Territory by drawing upon our experience in hospital operational commissioning.  We have assembled a strong team that is committed to delivering a seamless transition from construction completion through to operational readiness of the new hospital”.