Good signs as Casey Hospital expansion nears completion
Published 28 October 2019
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA: Construction is nearing completion on the $135 million expansion of Casey Hospital in Melbourne’s southeast.
Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos joined Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority CEO Rob Fiske and Executive Director Tony Michele, Monash Health Chair Dipak Sanghvi and Chief Operating Officer Martin Keogh to inspect progress, including the recently-installed largescale external signage.
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.
Plenary Chief Operating Officer Glenn Hay said the project is an important piece of health infrastructure for the Casey and Cardinia communities.
“This expansion is set to greatly increase the hospital’s capacity, helping it cater for and support more patients, more surgeries and more births in one of the fastest-growing communities in Victoria,” Mr Hay said.
“Having successfully partnered with the Victorian Government on the original hospital for the past 15 years, we look forward to continuing this success for such a beneficial expansion project for Melbourne’s southeast.”
The Plenary Health consortium – comprising Plenary, Watpac Constructions and BGIS – is contracted to design, build, finance and maintain the expanded facility for 10 years, aligning with the remainder of the original 25-year PPP contract.
The expanded hospital is expected to be fully-operational by mid-2020.
View the Victorian Government media release.
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