Royal Darwin Hospital will remain the tertiary referral hospital for the Top End. It will continue to specialise in major emergency and complex trauma care for adults, babies and children.
Palmerston Regional Hospital will provide the capacity for Royal Darwin Hospital to expand its focus on providing critical, complex and specialist care, particularly in the areas of neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery.
A campus of Royal Darwin Hospital, the new hospital will improve Top End residents’ access to better health care, and provide future capacity as the Top End population grows.
Palmerston Regional Hospital services have been designed to be complementary and integrated with clinical services at Royal Darwin Hospital, to build greater capacity and improve the NT’s health care system.
Palmerston Regional Hospital patients will still be able to access the specialist referral services provided by Royal Darwin Hospital.