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Angliss Hospital expansion

Eastern Health has welcomed the start of a fresh new chapter for Angliss Hospital, with works commencing on a $20 million expansion of the hospital.

Funded by the State Government, the project will include a range of features, including the construction of a fourth level above the main hospital building which will house critical care services.

Like all Eastern Health capital projects, the Angliss Hospital expansion is guided by Eastern Health’s Clinical Service Plan. This is a long term plan to ensure Eastern Health is able to meet the needs of the local community now and into the future.

This project will focus on critical care and short-stay facilities, with the construction of a fourth level above the main hospital building that would contain a 14-bed critical care unit.

Overall, the hospital expansion will deliver an increase of 20 beds, along with significant improvements to the overall clinical environment.

There will also be improvements to our paediatric facilities, with the number of short-stay beds for our youngest patients set to increase.

By delivering this boost to the hospital’s critical care capacity, it will also reduce the number of patient transfers that occur from Angliss Hospital to Maroondah Hospital and Box Hill Hospital each year.

The hospital expansion is due to be completed in 2018.

Why is this project important?

The Angliss Hospital expansion will deliver significant improvements to our clinical environment, ensuring Eastern Health can continue to meet the needs of its community.

Highlights of the expansion include the construction of a fourth level above the main hospital building which will increase the capacity of the hospital’s critical care services.

The project will deliver a new Intensive Care Unit. It will also include an expanded short stay unit for the hospital that will provide care for patients who require a stay of up to 24 hours.

In addition, the paediatric emergency and short stay area will also be refurbished, with the number of existing paediatric short stay beds set to double.

When will the hospital expansion be completed?

Construction is due to be completed during 2018.

Will there be disruptions to services? How will local residents be affected?

Eastern Health will work with its construction partners to ensure any interruption to services or disruption to local residents is kept to a minimum. In the event that construction may affect our patients or neighbours, we will ensure they are appropriately informed.

Will car parking capacity be reduced during construction?

No car parks will be closed during the expansion works.

A small number of spaces may be affected for short periods as the works progress. However, we will continue to maintain car parking access for our patients, visitors and staff.

What is Eastern Health doing to manage the broader issue of car parking?

Car parking is a key priority for Eastern Health, and we have been working hard to improve parking availability for staff, patients and visitors.

Parking for patients and visitors continues to be available at an off-street fee-based car park on the corner of Talaskia Road and Albert Street. There is also restricted two hour street parking available around the hospital.

Car parking concessions for vulnerable patients and their carers and families is available, subject to certain eligibility criteria. There are also disabled car parking spaces in the hospital’s main driveway; and we have created a dedicated car park for Renal Dialysis patients.

Eastern Health regularly conduct traffic engineering studies as part of its planning process to inform our practice and better manage parking demand. These studies are also used to inform decisions on car parking expansion within Eastern Health hospital precincts.

We will continue to work closely with all our key stakeholders on potential options available to enhance parking availability in the area.

Eastern Health is grateful for the efforts of its project partners in the Department of Health and Human Services, consultants and architect Silver Thomas Hanley and builders Kane Constructions for their work and support of this project.

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Above: Minister for Health Jill Hennessy MP and Deputy Premier and Member of Monbulk James Merlino MP join Eastern Health staff and board directors in viewing plans for the Angliss Hospital expansion.

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Above: Minister for Health Jill Hennessy MP and Deputy Premier and Member of Monbulk James Merlino MP oversee commencement of works at Angliss Hospital. 

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Above: The construction team oversee the delivery of precast concrete which will be used to construct a lift shaft, as part of the Angliss Hospital expansion