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Rockhampton Hospital ICU and Helipad


Rockhampton Hospital ICU and Helipad


Ranbury, as Project Manager and Superintendent, was pleased to have supported the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and the Department of Health deliver this important project for the region.

The new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) features state of the art technology, “smart glass” which frosts over at the press of a button, sensor technology to reduce infection risk, the latest available monitoring equipment and ventilators, and more bed spaces.

Ranbury understand the challenges involved in undertaking building works within an operational hospital. I have no hesitation in recommending Ranbury as Project Manager for future health infrastructure projects.

Peter Moss
Project Officer (Redevelopment, Implementation & Commissioning), Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service

The rooftop helipad provides direct and timely patient transfer to the operating theatres, Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department.

The ICU is on Level 3 of the new ward building and the Helipad was built on the roof top of this building.

The Ward Building was in the construction phase under a different contract at the time Ranbury was appointed as Project Manager for the Helipad and ICU project. This required Ranbury to work with the Ward Building project team in relation to the shell space on Level 3 for the ICU and enabling structural and building services work for the rooftop helipad.

This presented a significant integration risk for the ICU and Helipad project. Ranbury, through co-ordination with the Ward Building Managing Contractor and client-side project team, developed a tailored project plan to mitigate these inherent risks for the delivery of the ICU and Helipad facilities. This included a coordinated project program, and the development of specific procurement strategies to suit the different components of work.

Facility outcomes have assisted the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service deliver enhanced health services to their local community

The Helipad involved overseas prefabrication of the structure, and as such the necessary lead times needed to be factored into the programme against the site access availability milestone for the roof per the existing Managing Contractor’s schedule. The interdependencies were such that the opportunity was taken to deliver the works by way of the existing Managing Contractor in order to provide for the earliest completion date.

In contrast, and given the complexity of the works and the window of time before access could be granted for the Level 3 shell area, a fully documented traditional procurement strategy was adopted for the ICU component.

(Photos courtesy of Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service)

Improved patient transfer



intensive care bed capacity

Projects delivered within time, cost and quality expectations