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Frankston Hospital redevelopment

Location 2 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria, 3199, Australia

Planning is underway for the $562 million redevelopment and expansion of Frankston Hospital.

The redevelopment will transform services by delivering a multi-level tower with capacity for an additional 120 beds and two new operating theatres.

A new main entrance will support better wayfinding for patients and visitors. Construction of the acute services tower will consolidate and enhance inpatient services and provide dedicated space for mental health services and a new oncology ward.

With more families choosing to make Frankston home, the redevelopment will also deliver expanded women’s and children’s services. These will include a new maternity ward, obstetrics ward, women’s clinic, paediatric ward and special care nursery.

A bigger and better Frankston Hospital will ensure Peninsula Health continues to provide exceptional care to a growing community for generations to come.

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The Frankston Hospital redevelopment project will bring together healthcare services from across the existing hospital. It aims to provide seamless care for patients while also expanding service capability.

The redevelopment will deliver:

  • a new multi-level clinical services tower and main entrance
  • capacity for 120 more beds
  • two additional operating theatres
  • consolidation of medical and surgical wards into a single zone facilitating multidisciplinary care
  • relocated and enhanced emergency department beds
  • expanded women’s and children’s health services, including a new maternity ward, obstetrics ward, women’s clinic, paediatric ward and special care nursery
  • improved oncology facilities
  • dedicated and enhanced mental health services
  • additional carparking.

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment aims to achieve the following benefits:

Patient wellbeing

Modern facilities, amenities and equipment will support the delivery of enhanced care and patient and staff wellbeing.

Local access

Increased service capacity will provide more access for people living locally. It will improve wait times and enable patients to access more clinical support services closer to home.

Improved patient experience and staff safety

The co-location of clinical services will improve service efficiency. This will ensure patient and staff safety and an improved experience for patients, families and employees.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority in partnership with Peninsula Health.

The project will be delivered as a public private partnership under the Partnerships Victoria framework, and a competitive process is underway to procure a partner for the design, construction, finance and maintenance of the redeveloped hospital.

The Victorian Government is working closely with Peninsula Health to ensure the best health outcomes are achieved for the community.

The redevelopment will be delivered as a public private partnership (PPP). This involves bringing together a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new hospital.

A detailed procurement process to find the successful consortium is now underway.

The State has engaged RSM Australia as the probity advisor on the project. The probity adviser will monitor the procurement process to ensure it is applied fairly and equitably to all respondents.

Frankston Hospital will continue to be a public hospital, operated by Peninsula Health.

Why does the Frankston Hospital need to be redeveloped?

Frankston Hospital was originally built in 1941. While it has undergone periodic developments, a significant expansion is needed to: 

  • ensure high-quality clinical services can meet increasing demand from the growing community
  • provide world-class facilities for patients, staff and visitors. 

In response to this need, in September 2018, the Victorian Government announced it will invest $562 million to redevelop and expand Frankston Hospital. 

What is included in the redevelopment?

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment will bring together healthcare services from across the existing hospital. It will aim to provide seamless care for patients while also expanding service capability. 

The project will deliver: 

  • a new multi-level clinical services tower and main entrance
  • capacity for 120 more beds
  • two additional operating theatres
  • consolidation of medical and surgical wards into a single zone facilitating multidisciplinary care
  • relocated and enhanced emergency department beds
  • expanded women’s and children’s health services, including a new maternity ward, obstetrics ward, women’s clinic, paediatric ward and special care nursery
  • improved oncology facilities
  • dedicated and enhanced mental health services
  • additional carparking.

When will construction of the new tower be completed? 

Construction of the new tower is expected to be complete in late 2024. 

Where will the expansion be located?

Project works will occur to the west of the site, adjacent to the current emergency department at the corner of Yuille Street and Hastings Road, Frankston. 

How will the redevelopment be delivered?

The redevelopment will be delivered as a public private partnership (PPP) under the Partnerships Victoria Framework. 

The redeveloped Frankston Hospital will continue to be a public hospital, with all clinical health services operated and provided by Peninsula Health.

What is a PPP?

The PPP model brings together a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new facility. Peninsula Health will continue to operate the hospital.

Previous hospital PPP projects in Victoria include:

  • the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • the Royal Women’s Hospital
  • the Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Casey Hospital 
  • more recently, the new Bendigo Hospital. 

The $1.5 billion New Footscray Hospital is also being delivered as a PPP.

What are the benefits of a PPP model for Frankston Hospital?

The PPP model is expected to deliver the best possible outcome for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. This model allows for innovation, best practice design and long-term asset management. It provides the necessary resources to enable the development of a world-class hospital for the local community.

Will Frankston Hospital remain a public hospital?

Yes. Frankston Hospital will remain a public hospital and will continue to be operated by Peninsula Health.

How many jobs will the project create?

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment is expected to create up to 1,700 jobs at the peak of construction and in new opportunities for the healthcare sector. There will be no involuntary job losses, with all existing staff to be offered employment at the hospital. Once completed, the redeveloped hospital will create a range of new jobs. This will mean more doctors, nurses and support staff. 

Will residents near Frankston Hospital be affected during construction and operation?

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority will work closely with the community and the successful consortium to minimise disruptions to neighbouring residents and businesses.

We are committed to keeping the community informed as the project progresses. More information will be provided in the lead up to the start of construction. 

Will services at Frankston Hospital be impacted while it is being redeveloped?

There will be no interruptions to health services at Frankston Hospital in the immediate future. The project team will work closely with the successful consortium and Peninsula Health in the lead up to, and during construction, to ensure full services continue to operate at the hospital at all times.

We are committed to ensuring the accessibility, safety and wellbeing of staff and community are supported at all times during construction.

Will there be any impact on carparking?  

There will be no disruption to onsite carparking at Frankston Hospital in the immediate future while planning for the project is underway. During construction it is expected there will be some impact on staff carparking and visitor parking. Disruption will be kept to a minimum. More details will be provided in the lead up to the start of construction. 

Once complete, the redevelopment will create more carparking to meet future demand.

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Frankston Hospital
  • Location
  • 2 Hastings Road
    Frankston, Victoria, 3199, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 9784 7777

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Last updated: 22 September 2020