26 October 2011

On 26 October 2011 Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the new Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Parkville, Australia as Patron, almost 50 years after opening the existing hospital facility in 1963.

Members of the Amber team were involved in the bidding, contractual negotiations, financial close and are responsible for the on-going management of the RCH.

In addition, Amber’s subsidiary, Amber Fund Management Limited, provides advisory and social infrastructure management services to International Public Partnerships Limited the owner of the RCH project.

Amber will manage the provision of various services throughout the 25 year operating phase of the Project in accordance with the services specifications including; building management services; the provision of utilities and medical gases management services; waste services; security and grounds and gardens maintenance.

Please find attached the news release issued by the Premier of Victoria.

The Hon Ted Baillieu MP Premier
Minister for the Arts

The Hon David Davis MLC

Minister for Health
Minister for Ageing

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Her Majesty The Queen officially opens new

Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville

Her Majesty The Queen returns to Melbourne today to officially open the new Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville as Patron, almost 50 years after opening the existing hospital facility in 1963.

Premier Ted Baillieu said welcoming The Queen to open the new $1 billion hospital was a Wonderful honour and a privilege for all Victorians.

“The opening of this hospital by The Queen was a very proud moment for the Royal Children’s Hospital, the City of Melbourne and all Victorians,” Mr Baillieu said.

“This is one of the most significant days in the 140-year history of this great facility and reflects the high regard in which the hospital is held.”

Prior to the opening, The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh met staff members and patients as part of a guided tour through the hospital.

The new state-of-the-art Royal Children’s Hospital is purpose-built for the care of children, bringing together six levels of world-class clinical, research and education facilities across more than 200,000 square metres.

“The new hospital will have the capacity to treat thousands of additional patients each year,” Mr Baillieu said.

“It has more rooms, cots and theatres than the existing facility and its light and bright design is aimed at providing a better experience for sick and injured children.

“This is also Australia’s most environmentally responsible hospital, ensuring a positive, natural environment to help keep spirits lifted, and it provides for family care, with an in-room comfort zone for families,” Mr Baillieu said.

Health Minister David Davis said the hospital has many unique features, believed to be world-firsts, which aim to engage and delight children and their families during their visit to the hospital.

“These features include the amazing 14-metre tall sculpture known as Creature, innovative way-finding artworks and graphics, the two-storey coral reef aquarium, a beanbag theatre and the delightful meerkat enclosure run by Melbourne Zoo,” Mr Davis said.

Media contact:          Simon Troeth (Premier) 0439 300 335
                                    Kathryn McFarlane (Minister) 0419 850 201

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