Work commenced at new Calvary Adelaide Hospital

A blessing ceremony has been held at the site of the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital, to signal the start of construction work.

Commercial & General Health Infrastructure Trust will own and lease the new $300m hospital to Calvary, which will be 50 per cent bigger than the existing Wakefield Hospital. John Holland is partnering with Commercial & General for the construction phase of the project as a contractor and investor in the trust.

The 12-storey, 350 bed, state-of-the-art facility will replace the three existing Calvary Hospitals in the Adelaide area. When complete, it will be the largest private hospital in South Australia and leased back to Calvary on a long term contract.

John Holland VIC/SA/TAS Regional General Manager, Trevor Hall, said it is exciting to see things getting underway.

“Demolition work at the site has taken place in preparation for the start of construction,” Mr Hall said.

“Retention piling for the three level basement is the first work being undertaken. After that, we will construct the heavily reinforced concrete capping beam along the full length of the retention piles. When the capping beam is far enough advanced, excavation of 50,000 cubic metres of Adelaide clay will begin.

“More than 500 jobs will be created during construction of what will be the biggest and most comprehensive private hospital ever built in South Australia. We’re proud to be involved in the provision of such excellent health care to the local community.”

The new Calvary Adelaide Hospital is due to open in early 2019.

The hospital will have state-of-the-art facilities for key clinical areas of orthopaedic, cardiac and neurological services.