Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is the largest health infrastructure project ever undertaken in Tasmania and represents a significant boost to the state’s building industry.

The RHH has existed on its current site almost 200 years, with the oldest current building dating back to 1939. The RHH is Tasmania’s largest hospital and the major teaching and research hospital of the University of Tasmania.

The completion of K-Block will increase the floor area of the RHH campus by 50 per cent. The scope of the project includes construction of 39,000 m2 of new space and refurbishment of 11,000 m2 of existing clinical areas (including early works) and site-wide infrastructure upgrades.


Patient care will be improved in the new ten-storey inpatient facility known as K-Block, with services arranged in precincts such as women’s, adolescents’ and children’s; medical; surgical; and mental health services. The new building will also accommodate operating theatres, a state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber and helipad.