Donnelley Constructions

Blacktown Hospital Regional Dialysis Centre

Client:   NSW Health Infrastructure
Location: Blacktown Road
Value:  $41 million
Start date:  October 2015
End date:  December 2017

Blacktown Hospital Regional Dialysis Centre

Project Profile

Known for our ability to keep to tight timeframes and controlling multiple contracts simultaneously, Health Infrastructure awarded Donnelley Constructions this multi-stage contract that included both relocation, major civil works and internal fitouts.

In April the Regional Dialysis Centre at Blacktown Hospital was completed. This centre was relocated to a new purpose built facility capable of servicing more than 1.5 million outpatients for renal dialysis, education and training. This facility was relocated to make way for major civil works to begin including upgrades to parking and roads within the hospital campus.

In July 2016 Donnelley Constructions began the next 4 stages for enabling and civil works that encompassed major upgrades to parking and roads within the hospital campus. It required clearing space and upgrading infrastructure to be ready for future installation of new high-tech facilities to Blacktown Hospital budgeted at $300M.

Finally, Donnelley Constructions was responsible for multiple minor refurbishment contracts in excess of $5 million. These included upgrades to areas in Forensic, Admissions and Project Offices.

Project Challenges

The prospect of working in a live hospital environment always poses a challenge to a project. Donnelley Constructions continually monitored and re-assessed the impacts of works upon the Health Facility, staff and the surrounding community. Constructions plans were adjusted accordingly to ensure the mitigation of any issues identified. All areas surrounding the works remained open during the entire project and were accommodated successfully.

Our approach to shared access sites is always one of consideration and professionalism ensuring minimal disruption to the hospital. Early warning notice was given to the hospital team to ensure all disruptions were approved before works commenced.

The site team’s ability to communicate with all stakeholders in all situations saw them manage the challenges to ensure a smooth delivery was achieved.