Creation of the Precinct is the result of a long-held collective ambition to better integrate health research and education across neighbouring organisations, to improve the health outcomes of our community. Bringing together such an established and diverse group of organisations to deliver an initiative of this size was no small undertaking.

In 2016, our Precinct was founded by Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick; UNSW, Sydney; Health Infrastructure NSW; and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, including Prince of Wales Hospital, The Royal Hospital for Women and Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Services. Now, the Precinct's Founding Partners are more committed than ever to working together to create a health and education precinct that leads globally. 

Events over the last few years have reinforced the importance of good health, the need to find answers to the world’s biggest health dilemmas, and the importance of keeping our community safe. It has also provided us with an opportunity to take a fresh look at the way we conduct research, teach, and collaborate in the provision of healthcare.

Patients who visit the Precinct will have greater access to more seamless care, clinicians and researchers will utilise the latest technology to transform the lives of patients, and students will have unique opportunities to learn from experts and acquire the skills needed for their careers.

RHIP's existing and planned facilities will help us to attract and retain world leaders in healthcare delivery and education, leaders who will be close to patients and will flourish in their professional careers.

In close collaboration with industry and government, the Precinct also aims to move toward a more personalised, holistic approach to healthcare supported by community-based services that promote patient participation, early detection of illness, and maintenance of good health.