​BørneRiget is a large and complex healthcare project, which demands a tight management. The project's ambition is to be a textbook example in regards to management and organization.

Steering committee

The steering committee consists of the executive vice president from the capital region of Denmark, representatives from The Ole Kirk Foundation, the director of Rigshospitalet, a project director and the director of the financial centre in the Capital Region of Denmark.

The executive vice president Denmark is the chairman of the steering committee, and responsible for ensuring that the ambitions and the goals of the project are realized in time, on budget and to a high level of quality.

Project steering committee

The project steering committee consists of the board of directors at Rigshospitalet, representatives from The Ole Kirk Foundation, and representatives from the executive level, from all the involved centres at Rigshospitalet. The Project Steering Committee also consists of the project director, the client advisor, a representative from Rigshospitalet's MED board, as well as a safety representative. The director of Rigshospitalet is the chairman of the project steering committee.

Project responsible client

The director of Rigshospitalet is responsible for the building project overall, maintains the client role in relation to the project and is responsible for the completion of the project. The director of Rigshospitalet and the project director share the task of securing, that the project is organized and securely equipped and staffed throughout the entire project, and that there is an ongoing follow-up on the contents of the project, finances, time, risk and quality.

Project organization

The project organization is run by the project director, who is responsible for the compliance of the projects ambitions and framework. The project organization will continuously be adapted to the current tasks. As of early 2017 they consist of 14 employees with professional backgrounds within building, architecture, user-involvement, functional planning, technique, health-care planning and organizational steering and development. It is the project organizations responsibility, that the steering committee and the project steering committee are continuously updated, so they are capable of making decisions on an informed basis. The project organization participates in several networks and cooperations across newly built mother-child hospitals in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Europe and Scandinavia. Based on a tender, the engineering company COWI were hired as main client advisors in February 2017.

The task

The project organization is built upon the three main tasks:

  • The Building
  • Re-design and Transformation
  • Research and Innovation

The three main tasks are seen as integrated, and challenges and solutions within the three main tasks will affect each other mutually. EG. patient flows, where experts come to the patient and not the other way around, will create new demands for workflows and work organization (re-design and transformation), which also creates demands for the built environment and décor (the building), which again needs to be supported by new technologies (innovation). The ambition is to simultaneously build new knowledge about the organization, management and operation through different research projects. The goal is to create new ground breaking knowledge, which can support evidence-based design in healthcare.

Correspondingly it is the ambition to establish research projects within the field of children, play, illness and cure, which can create new knowledge about children and illness, and whether or not it is possible to ensure children's natural development, in spite of chronic or severe illness.

We want to be a shining example of patient and family oriented treatment, domestically and internationally. Individual, targeted information to patients and relatives, as well as patient networks and knowledge sharing about highly specialized treatments. The established user panel will be involved in the selection of innovation methods, research areas and more, and also take part in the building process, the re-design and the transformation.