The $562 million expansion of Frankston Hospital is a step closer, with the Expression of Interest period now open to secure the design, construction, finance and maintenance contracts for the massive redevelopment.
Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said the project would provide world-class healthcare for local families.
“This major expansion will create hundreds of jobs for the people of Frankston – giving local families more employment opportunities and world-class healthcare, closer to home,” said Mr Edbrooke.
The project will be delivered as a public-private partnership with a search for a consortium to deliver the project now underway.
He said the redevelopment would deliver capacity for an additional 120 beds, two new operating theatres, 13 new emergency department beds, new oncology facilities and dedicated space for enhanced mental health services.
“A new main entrance and the consolidation of services from across the campus will improve access for patients and visitors.”
Around 3,000 babies a year are born at Frankston Hospital. With more young families moving to Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, the redevelopment will also deliver expanded women’s and children’s services including new obstetrics, maternity and paediatric wards and a women’s clinic and a special care nursery.
Preliminary site works at Frankston Hospital, including geotechnical investigations, were completed in July. Construction of the new tower is expected to be completed in late 2024.
“Whilst the coronavirus fight continues, we’re still continuing to deliver important hospital projects across the state. This redevelopment will transform Frankston Hospital and ensure local families have the best services they need,” said Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos.