In November 2007 the State Government announced that it had selected a private partner to construct a new Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), on a site immediately to the west of the current RCH site on Flemington Road in Parkville. The new hospital is scheduled to open in December 2011.
The hospital redevelopment is being delivered as a public private partnership (PPP) in accordance with the state’s Partnerships Victoria framework. This application of the Partnerships Victoria procurement model involves a private sector consortium taking responsibility for designing, building, financing, and maintaining the facility. The public sector keeps full responsibility for the clinical services delivered within the hospital.
The objective of this audit was to assess the adequacy of the state’s planning, procurement and management of the RCH PPP redevelopment.