Casey Hospital expansion works underway
Published 29 October 2017
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA: Major works on the $135 million expansion of Casey Hospital are officially underway, with an event to mark the start of major construction last week.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health Jill Hennessey, local MP and Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and local MP Judith Graley (all pictured) joined Plenary Chief Operating Officer Glenn Hay and Watpac Constructions Victoria Operations Manager Spiro Mirgiannis to celebrate the start of the next stage of development.
The 13,000-square-metre expansion includes 160 new beds, the hospital’s first intensive care unit, six new operating theatres, additional recovery capacity, a new day surgery unit, upgraded pharmacy, pathology and back-of-house areas, more than 300 new staff and public car parks, and a redesigned front entry building that includes education and training spaces for Monash University.
Mr Hay said he was pleased to see major work begin in earnest.
“Plenary Health is pleased to be here with our Victorian Government partners to mark the start of major works,” Mr Hay said.
“We have a lot a work to get through but, when finished, the expansion will greatly increase the hospital’s capacity, helping it cater for and support more patients, more surgeries and more births in one of Australia’s fastest-growing areas.
“We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the Victorian Government and delivering such a beneficial project for Melbourne’s southeast.”
The Plenary Health consortium – comprising Plenary, Watpac Constructions and Brookfield Integrated Solutions – is contracted to design, build, finance and maintain the expanded facility for 10 years, aligning with the remainder of the original 25-year contract.
Construction is expected to be completed by late-2019.
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