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Maroondah Hospital Capital Projects

Maroondah Hospital has a range of exciting capital projects currently underway. All capital projects are 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.

Plans for Maroondah Hospital include initiatives to enhance clinical services, increase car parking capacity and ease traffic congestion within the hospital precinct.

The Victorian Government’s $10 million Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre project is now underway. This exciting project will provide a purpose-built facility that brings together the best breast screening, breast cancer treatment and supportive care service.

The new centre will be a ‘one-stop shop’ for around 25,000 women utilising breast screen services and receiving treatment for breast cancer. The construction of the centre will start in early 2017 and the estimated date of completion is March 2018.

Co-located on the Maroondah Hospital site, the centre will provide services closer to home for thousands of patients.

  •  While co-located on the hospital site, there will be a separate entrance for users of the centre from that of the hospital
  • Services will be available outside of normal business hours.
  • The facility will feature:
    - An additional mammography screening room, screening an extra 5520 women each year
    - Allied health rooms which will provide for an additional 7200 patients each year
    - Consulting rooms where medical professionals can see an extra 12,800 patients each year
    - A breast nurse consulting room, supporting an additional 2400 patients each year.

The project is part of the Maroondah Hospital master plan.

Car parking within the Maroondah Hospital precinct is a key priority for Eastern Health, to ensure we can meet the needs of our staff, patients, visitors and the community. Work on our new, 102-space car park in Grey St was completed in December 2016.

A comprehensive analysis of the current capacity has been completed and recommendations for future capacity are being developed. We are working with the Department of Health and Human Services and local Council to assess the feasibility of these proposals.

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

Breast Cancer Centre

When will work commence?

The construction of the centre will start in early 2017 and the estimated date of completion is March 2018.

Will there be disruptions to services?

There will be minor interruptions to services during the period of constructions however Eastern Health will ensure all staff, patients, the community and in particular, our immediate neighbours are appropriately informed.

Will there be disruptions to car parking capacity?

There will be some impact on the provision of car parking during construction however, all affected staff, volunteers and patients will be provided with alternative parking arrangements. Car parking capacity has increased overall, with our new 102-space car park in Grey St.

Will the Breast Cancer Centre include a new car park?

The Breast Cancer Centre Stage 1, has dedicated car parking spaces coming off the Grey st entrance which will be available when the building is complete.

Media release - Work starts on Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre, 6 March 2017

Media release - Breast cancer care boost, 21 April 2016

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The Hon. Jill Hennessy MP meets with construction workers at the Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre building site, 6 March 2017. 

 

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Shaun Leane MP and The Hon. Jill Hennessy MP oversee construction of the Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre, 6 March 2017.

 

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The Hon. Jill Hennessy MP and A/Prof Phillip Parente, Eastern Health Director of Cancer Services, address the crowd at the Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre commencement of works, 6 March 2017.

Contact

For further information or to provide feedback, please contact:

Mark Hoffman
Capital Projects Manager
9895 3868

Or email Mark.Hoffman@easternhealth.org.au