NORTHERN Territory Health Department, which is seeking a security integrator to provide support for Royal Darwin Hospital, has extended the tender closing date until May 2.

The tender calls for the repair and maintenance of existing security and CCTV systems, including minor installations as required, for a period of 3 years. 

Royal Darwin Hospital in the Northern suburb of Tiwi and underwent a major $A43 million redevelopment in 2003 which saw the construction of a new emergency department, a new expanded intensive care, coronary care, an operating theatre suite, a new imaging department and a 12-bed hospice.

The Royal Darwin Hospital is also home of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre funded by the Australian Government after the hospital's efforts associated with the Bali Bombings in October 2002. 

With 375 beds, Royal Darwin Hospital is the largest hospital in the Northern Territory, and employs more than 1500 staff.

The tender closes on May 2.♦