New Angliss ICU delivers healthcare boost

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Eastern Health is delighted to confirm that Angliss Hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will be opening in October 2018.

Built as part of Angliss Hospital’s comprehensive expansion project, the ICU will be located on a new fourth level at the hospital. Other works also included an expansion of short stay and paediatric facilities, and a refurbishment of the hospital’s courtyard.

Eastern Health Executive Director of Clinical Operations Karen Fox said the project’s completion would provide a welcome boost to healthcare in Melbourne’s outer east.

 “The Angliss Hospital expansion will deliver significant improvements to our clinical environment. It will play an important role in ensuring Eastern Health can continue to meet the needs of its community.” 

During the expansion works, some services have been temporarily relocated into the area designated for ICU services while the remaining redevelopment on the Angliss site was completed.
Ms Fox said Eastern Health has been working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services on transitioning the current high dependency service into an intensive care service to take full advantage of the new ICU facilities.

“The commissioning period will give us an opportunity to work with our people on making this exciting change and also to hire and train highly capable critical care staff. It will also allow us to install and test equipment.”

Ms Fox thanked the State Government for helping Eastern Health deliver this important project. She also thanked staff, patients and the community for their patience while the works were completed.

“We are grateful to everyone for their support in helping us deliver a better hospital.”