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BUILDING A BETTER HOSPITAL

Modern hospitals treat thousands of people in state-of-the-art environments. However, even among hospitals, there are some that are leagues apart from the rest, and the New Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) is clearly one of them. During construction, it was the most expensive building in Australia and the third most expensive in the world. Eleven stories high and spread across ten hectares, hosting 800 beds and 6,000 staff, the NRAH sees an estimated 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients every year. Its innovative design uses cutting-edge technology to set new standards in conservation and environmental management.

Description

Eleven stories high and spread across ten hectares, NRAH hosts 800 beds and 6,000 staff and the hospital sees an estimated 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients every year. Its innovative design uses cutting-edge technology to set new standards in conservation and environmental management. Through careful co-ordination and planning, KONE successfully installed an extensive list of solutions that helped the hospital meet its ambitious goal of achieving smoot h people flow. This included no less than 41 elevators, including helipad lifts and a network of Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs). The AGVs reliably cover up to 700km a day delivering up to 500 kilograms of supplies, food and equipment to different people across multiple stories.

  • #Elevators
  • #Escalators & Autowalks
  • #New equipment

Building facts

  • Building size: 175,000m2 / 800 single beds
  • Developer: SA Health
  • Builder: Hansen Yucken / Leighton Contractors
  • Architect: STH Health Architecture

KONE solutions

  • 16 KONE MonoSpace® Special 3000S
  • 7 KONE TranSys™ goods elevators
  • 2 KONE helipad elevators
  • 14 KONE MonoPlus AGV elevators
  • 2 KONE MiniSpace™ goods elevators
  • KONE Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) interface

CHALLENGES

  • Build a hospital that remains operational immediately after an earthquake or other disastrous event (Importance Level 4 rating).
  • Make AGVs an integral part of the building to ensure that staff can focus on patient care.

SOLUTIONS

  • Plan and design solutions to meet the highest technical standards and requirements to withstand even extreme conditions.
  • Install innovative solutions to increase efficiency and enable the best people flow in the hospital.
  • Work with AGV providers to ensure smooth system integration.

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