Orange Base Hospital

MoveCorp was part of the PPP consortium responsible for the delivery of the new Orange Health Service General Hospital in 2011. Our role was to provide strategic planning and implementation, and project management, of the transfer of all FF&E across the hospital, including critical, delicate clinical equipment.


This complex project involved extensive consultation with management and service providers to develop the transfer strategy. The proven MoveCorp process of identifying service delivery implications, and our diligent risk assessment methodology allowed


MoveCorp to advise the optimum transfer plan.

Ensuring the continued care of patients, MoveCorp conducted extensive, detailed sequencing, so that important medical equipment could be in place to compliment the patient transfer schedule.

MoveCorp also planned and managed the complex relocation of three Mental Health inpatient units, including 65 high care patients and over 400 staff, with high degrees of security required. Comprehensive planning and coordination of all relocation activities delivered a smooth and event-free relocation process.


With both new Mental Health facilities and the new Orange Health Services Hospital, Orange now has a consolidated, state-of-the-art consolidated Health Campus.


Gold Coast University Hospital

As part of its transition from general to teaching hospital, Gold Coast Hospital fully relocated its premises to a new, 750-bed facility, part of a $450 million scheme.

MoveCorp’s assistance with this project covered all areas of the hospital, and included provision of:

  • relocation planning and storage advice;

  • an extensive file, storage and materials handling review: recommendations on cost effective space efficient systems, focusing on standardised units, uniform storage codes and ease of sterilisation;

  • a Departmental Implementation Plan for every team; and 

  • major sub-strategies, including change management, specialist contractor scoping and commissioning input.

Sonic Healthcare & Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology

Sonic Healthcare and Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology relocated 1200 staff, their laboratories, offices and warehouse across North Ryde into a purpose-built facility. The site had numerous 24/7 operations and a complex network of inter-departmental dependencies that strongly influenced the move sequence. A critical planning issue was to ensure the continued processing of over 19,000 patient specimens daily without experiencing downtime.


One of the largest challenges included planning and managing the relocation of the high volume of Patient samples, massive and complex haematology line, highly infectious TB laboratory and associated specimens, the relocation of the chain of custody drug storage and genetic testing specimens. In total, over 1000 items of laboratory equipment were relocated, along with 1100 pieces of furniture and 1200 lineal metres of documentation.   Core departments scheduled to move, included Cytology, Haematology, Biochemistry, Immunoserology, Molecular Biology, Histology, Microbiology and Genetics. The move was completed on time, within budget and with no disruption to laboratory workflow or service continuity

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

MoveCorp planned and managed the complex relocation of the Royal Alexandria Children’s Hospital when it moved to Westmead.  In 1995, this project was the largest relocation of a public hospital undertaken in NSW, involving over 1800 staff and 265 departments. The equipment relocated included complex clinical and diagnostic equipment and extensive coordination was required with departments to develop detailed departmental implementation plans. 

Given the nature of the important work of the hospital, it was essential that a full communications strategy was devised to reassure staff, patients and families.   “The move was achieved without incident. Despite considerable anxiety prior to the move, patients, parents and staff were extremely pleased with the efficient, smooth and confident way in which the move was managed.”  - Former Director of Commissioning N.C.H.

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