• DATE26 June 2019

Roma’s new hospital is rapidly taking shape, with NRG Services working hard to deliver the landmark project for south-west Queensland.

The $74 million project for principal contractor Watpac will see a new three-level building constructed adjacent to the existing hospital, providing 24 beds with departments including emergency, allied health, medical imaging and other facilities such as operating and birthing suites.

For NRG Services, the project is one of several conducted for the South West Hospital and Health Service across the region over the past 18 months..

NRG Services Project Manager, Matt Lyons said the project would “have the same facilities as you’d see in any major hospital, albeit on a smaller scale.”

Along with providing electrical, data, communications, security and nurse call infrastructure, the completed project will include some special features.

“The hospital will have full redundancy, with a 2000kVA generator and multiple UPS systems ensuring the hospital will remain 100 per cent operational in the event of a mains power outage,” Lyons said.

“The facility will include a complex SCADA/EMS system that will be able to control, monitor, and interface with all major plant and equipment throughout the hospital. There are also specific wiring requirements for cardiac-protected areas, to ensure the safety of staff and patients.”

Staff will begin moving into the facility by the end of June 2020, with the decommissioning of the old hospital to take place shortly after.