A State of Emergency in Victoria is still in place to manage the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest information visit the DHHS Coronavirus webpage.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted some VHHSBA projects. Refer to individual project pages for the latest updates.

Status

Completed

Barwon Health surgery hub
Search Icon Search Close Icon

Barwon Health surgery hub

Location Ryrie and Bellerine Streets, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, Australia

The $6.38 million Barwon Health surgery hub at University Hospital in Geelong was completed in November 2018. 

The surgery hub expansion and refurbishment included new waiting and recovery areas designed to provide a more comfortable stay for patients. It also delivered more modern theatre facilities designed to support increased capacity and quality of care. 

The project was part of a $93.2 million upgrade to the University Hospital Geelong. It was designed to make the experience of having surgery less stressful and more welcoming.

The Barwon Health surgery hub project delivered:

  • 11 recovery bays
  • 12 holding bays
  • new staff and theatre facilities
  • new patient waiting and discharge lounge
  • the Tree House, a dedicated kids area with paediatric staff.

The Barwon Health surgery hub aimed to provide the following benefits:

Increased comfort before and after care

Around 50 patients a day are estimated to pass through the new surgery hub at Barwon Health’s University Hospital in Geelong. The modern, purpose-built facility was designed to provide more comfort for patients before and after surgery, with new admissions and recovery areas. 

More modern facilities

New staff and theatre facilities can help to increase efficiency. They can also provide a modern and safe working environment for staff, medical professionals and patients.

Dedicated children’s support

The new facility includes a kids’ area – the Tree House – with dedicated paediatric staff to support children and their families. This area was designed to help make the experience of surgery less stressful and more welcoming for kids.
 

This project was delivered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Barwon Health
  • Billard Leece Partnership (architect)
  • Plan Group Construction (builder).
Barwon Health surgery hub
  • Location
  • Ryrie and Bellerine Streets,
    Geelong, Victoria, 3220, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 4215 0000

Share this

Last updated: 18 October 2019