RCP is excited to announce our North Qld Manager, Richard Foster, has won the 2022 AIB QLD Professional Excellence Award in the project management category for his outstanding achievement on the Mater Private Hospital Townsville: Mercy Centre. Richard accepted his award at the AIB event on Friday 17 June, which was held at the Hilton, Brisbane.
The $52m Pimlico campus redevelopment of the Mater Private Hospital involved the construction of a 4-storey clinical services building, comprising of new entry link-ways to the existing hospital building, a radiology tenancy, day surgery unit, pre-admissions clinic, surgery recovery suites, four new operating theatres and extensive refurbishment of existing operating theatres and plant room.
The hospital remained fully operational throughout the project. Richard successfully implemented a staged construction methodology to ensure safety was priority and reduce disruptions to the hospital. Project objectives were achieved through a comprehensive risk assessment, strategic planning, good communication and strong leadership.
Adding to the challenges of this project, the project team faced with two unforeseeable events, the 2019 Townsville flood and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard initiated response plans, and immediately ratified responsible measures, mitigating major delays.
Richard’s leadership of the project team saw the redevelopment successfully delivered within the total budget allocation. The facility now provides North Queensland residents with state-of -the-art contemporary medical facilities and industry-leading treatment and care services.
Congratulations to Richard on this fantastic achievement!