The Health Minister said the successful commissioning of SCUH as a large-scale public hospital had set a new benchmark nationwide.
About 3500 staff have started work at SCUH, with that number to continue to expand as the facility grows to its built capacity, Mr Dick said.
As a teaching hospital, SCUH has attracted and will continue to recruit leading clinicians who are dedicated to improving treatment options and practices for patients, and committed to teaching and training the health professionals of today and the future.
A value for money inquiry to analyse options for clinical and non-clinical service delivery at SCUH was commissioned and today the completed report was released.
This decision will shortly see formal action occurring that will seek responses from non-government service providers as to their willingness and capacity to operate SCUH on behalf of the Government and the Hospital and Health Service (HHS), Professor Thomas said.