As part of the $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment the new inpatient oncology ward will open to patients today – Thursday, September 29.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to completing the project and delivering a state-of-the-art health facility for generations of Tasmanians to come.

The opening of the oncology ward on Level 9, A-Block, takes the project one step closer to completion and is part of the solution to decant B-Block and provide long term hospital accommodation.

The new ward will provide a contemporary space for patients and features more single rooms, providing greater patient privacy and space.

The oncology ward provides inpatient care to patients at any point in the cancer journey including at diagnosis, end of life or for complex treatments such as stem cell transplants, chemotherapies or radiotherapy treatments.

Inpatient oncology and iodine treatment will be co-located on the ward.

There will be additional activity in A-Block today, as patients and staff move from Level 2 to Level 9.

RHH Redevelopment has worked closely with staff to plan the move and additional nursing and non-medical staff have been rostered to help it go smoothly.

The ward was opened for scheduled sessions with staff so they could familiarise themselves with the new layout and equipment.

Information has been made available for patients and families about the move.

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