Casey Hospital is undergoing a $135 million upgrade to expand the range and the number of services it provides in one of Victoria’s fastest-growing regions.
Demand for healthcare in Melbourne’s south-east has grown enormously since the hospital opened in 2004 and this redevelopment will help to relieve pressure on other crucial health services in the area.
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The Victorian Government committed $106.3 million in the 2015-16 Budget to expand the Casey Hospital. Then, recognising the unprecedented demand for health services in the area, the Government committed an additional $28.61 million, bringing the total for this project to $134.91 million, and providing:
136 multi-day inpatient beds
a new 12-bed intensive care unit
a new 12-bed day surgery unit
four more operating theatres, with two existing theatres being replaced by two new theatres designed to current standards
a redeveloped emergency department short stay unit
a new central sterilising supply department
bigger and better pharmacy, back of house and kitchen facilities
333 more car spaces (mix of public and staff)
redeveloped café and retail areas.
Monash University will provide dedicated teaching and learning facilities at the new Casey Hospital. The ‘Education Hub’ will help meet the expected increase in the number of placement opportunities arising from the expansion.
Casey Hospital opened in 2004 as the result of a 25-year public-private partnership (PPP).
The Casey Hospital Expansion Project will be delivered within the existing PPP arrangement with Plenary Health, with the hospital still reverting to the State in 2029, as originally planned.
The Department of Health and Human Services, together with Monash Health, is also partnering with Monash University to create teaching and learning facilities at Casey Hospital. The Plenary Health consortium comprises Plenary Group, Watpac (as builder) and Brookfield GIS (as facilities manager).