Casey Hospital Expansion Project
Pictured above: Artist's impression of the Casey Hospital Expansion Project.
Casey Hospital is poised to deliver even more services to one of the fastest growing areas in Melbourne’s south-east.
Funded by the Victorian Government, construction is expected to start in 2017. Detailed design has commenced with the Department of Health and Human Services, Plenary Group and Monash Health. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.
The 273-bed Casey Hospital is a 12-year old community hospital providing bed-based services, ambulatory health care and support services to the local communities of Casey and Cardinia. Currently, it has 96 medical/surgical beds, four fully-utilised operating theatres and limited emergency services.
The expansion is needed to ensure that Casey Hospital has the capacity and services needed to provide the residents of Casey and Cardinia with quality care at their local facility, given the unprecedented growth in this area and the need for increased specialised services.
The expansion will increase the size of Casey Hospital and enable it to treat more patients, perform more surgeries, support more births, reduce the number of patients needing to be transferred and allow more patients to access the health services they need closer to home.
It will also significantly increase the scope of services supporting the local community. The project will support expansion of existing and new services through the delivery of:
- 160 new beds, which consist of:
• 128 multiday inpatient beds (plus eight existing beds to be re-allocated)
• An intensive care unit with 12 bed capacity
• A day surgery unit with 12 beds with additional patient capacity
- Six new operating theatres
- A new central sterilising supply department (CSSD)
- Refurbishment and expansion works to pharmacy, pathology, back of house and support facilities as necessary to support and facilitate the expansion
- Upgraded kitchen
- Teaching and training facilities to be delivered in partnership with Monash University for use by medical, nursing and allied health students, and
- 333 additional car parking (a combination of public and staff parking spaces).
The project is also working with Monash University to plan for additional education and training spaces for medical, nursing and allied health students.
Project update - October 2017
- Construction has commenced on site and building zones have been established.
- Car parking spaces lost to the construction zone will be relocated to other areas on the Casey Hospital site. A new staff car park is currently under construction and will be completed in 2019. The total number of car parking spaces will remain the same during the period of the project.
- The hospital’s main entrance has been relocated to the allied health entrance. The main entrance will be closed for nine months while works occur to extend the existing entry forecourt, accommodate a new café area at ground level, and Monash University’s space on level 2.
- The second main construction site will be the location of the expanded theatre services, new intensive care unit and inpatient beds.
- Ground works for construction of the inpatient tower will commence in the next couple of months.
- During the construction period, there will be changes to public and visitor access, however clinical services will continue to operate as per normal.
Read more about the project's latest news in Issue 1 of the Casey Hospital Expansion Project Update - December 2017.