Frankston Hospital redevelopment - Newsletter #1 | Feb 2023
Welcome to our first project newsletter!
We’ll be issuing these newsletters regularly to keep you informed of exciting progress on the site and to introduce you to some of the people working behind the scenes to deliver the bigger and better Frankston Hospital.
Frankston Hospital redevelopment - construction update March 2023
IMAGES: Aerial footage of the Frankston Hospital redevelopment site showing machinery in operation on the site.
TEXT: Construction is well underway on the site of the Frankston Hospital redevelopment.
IMAGES: Bird’s-eye view of the construction site and close-up of a piling rig being lifted.
TEXT: Foundations are progressing, with 320 foundation and retention piles installed.
IMAGES: Aerial footage of activity on construction site. Footage of a large concrete pipe being moved.
TEXT: We have installed 2.3 kilometres of piping under the site.
IMAGES: Close up and overheard views of an excavator digging and pouring earth into a truck.
TEXT: moved around 112,000 cubic metres of soil – enough to fill around 40 Olympic swimming pools.
IMAGES: Construction workers smoothing out asphalt using small machinery.
TEXT: and used over 5,500m2 of asphalt to prepare the temporary car park.
IMAGES: Timelapse footage of foundation works. Close-ups of construction workers smoothing asphalt.
TEXT: More than 240 people have been inducted onto the site, with more than 64,000 hours of work completed.
IMAGES: Aerial shot of the construction site.
TEXT: Construction of main works on your bigger and better Frankston Hospital is expected to be complete in 2025.
IMAGES: A closing slide says: ‘In partnership with’ and has the Peninsula Health and Exemplar Health logos. This fades into another slide with the Victorian Health Building Authority and Victorian Government logos. The URL vhba.vic.gov.au is displayed.
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Progress in 2022
Redeveloping a working hospital is a complex job, but significant progress has been made since major construction started in June 2022.
So far, we have:
- installed 320 foundation and retention piles
- installed 2,300 lineal metres of piping under the site
- moved around 112,000 cubic metres of soil - enough to fill around 40 Olympic swimming pools
- used over 5,500 square metres of asphalt to prepare the temporary car park
- inducted more than 240 people onto the site, with more than 64,000 hours of work completed.
Construction site cleared
Diversion of inground services Including high-voltage power to the hospitalIncluding high-voltage power to the hospital
Temporary site amenities Including fencing and hoarding set upIncluding fencing and hoarding set up
Temporary carpark constructed 184 parking spaces that will remain until the new multideck carpark opens184 parking spaces that will remain until the new multideck carpark opens
Foundation and retention piling works
New bus stop on High Street The first of three stops has a shelter, seating and solar lightingThe first of three stops has a shelter, seating and solar lighting
Coming up in 2023
Installation of temporary project offices next to the Croquet Club
Emergency department refurbishment works begin Please note that the emergency department will remain open at all timesPlease note that the emergency department will remain open at all times
Four tower cranes arrive on site
Foundation works complete
Works on new multideck carpark
Start of construction on the main tower
Construction of main works on track for completion in 2025
How we work
Like any major project, some disruption is to be expected. We are working hard to minimise any impacts for our project neighbours, patients and staff and to provide updates to the community as construction of the redevelopment progresses.
Some of the measures we implement include:
- scheduling extra street sweepers on surrounding roads to minimise dirt spread by trucks
- spraying water over the site when large amounts of dirt are being moved to minimise dust
- operating machinery within the Environment Protection Authority's noise guidelines and, where possible, using quieter options to minimise noise for patients, staff and neighbours.
At times, traffic management will be in place to keep pedestrians and road users safe as machinery and trucks enter and exit the site. Please stay alert and follow the signage in place as directed.
How do we design a redevelopment?
An expert team including architects, designers, engineers, and cultural and heritage specialists are working hard to ensure the design meets the needs of all patients, staff, and visitors to the hospital.
Community members have helped to shape the redevelopment through the public consultation process - over 580 contributions were captured through online forums, surveys and workshops.
Groups of Peninsula Health staff and consumer representatives are involved in detailed design meetings to plan the location, size and layout of rooms in the new tower. Once the layout is finalised, they will focus on the finer details including equipment requirements, locations of switches, hooks, handrails, and interior finishes.
More than 65 user groups and 70 staff reference group meetings have been completed as part of the first stage of design. The second stage of the detailed design will be finalised in late 2023.
Meet the faces of Frankston Hospital
Sreyurs Kesavan Sreedhar
Nurse Unit Manager (Emergency department)
'The best thing about working in Peninsula Health is the fact that you’ll be helping people every single day, whilst making a positive impact on their life. Peninsula Health is very inclusive and support you to excel in your pathway. I always wanted to work with an organisation that prioritises patient centred care.
'My job involves managing and supporting my team which includes nurses, clerical staff, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists every day. I also must ensure that the team have all the resources and capability to provide safe, personal, effective, and connected care to our patients.'
'I am looking forward to the new dedicated paediatric emergency unit which will be an expansion of the current unit with additional beds. This will enhance our capability to provide care for our paediatric patients. The expansion and redevelopment of our waiting room is also exciting.'
A greener hospital
More than 200 new trees and extensive vegetation will be planted as part of the landscape design for the redevelopment.
The new landscape will include:
- 20,000m2 of new open space
- 10,000m2 of planted gardens
- 6,900m2 of canopy cover
- more than 60 roof decks, balconies, winter gardens and courtyards.
Delivering your redevelopment
The Exemplar Health consortium is delivering the project with the Victorian Government as part of a public private partnership (also known as a PPP).
Exemplar Health will design, construct, finance, and maintain the new facility for 25 years. The consortium brings together:
- Capella Capital as sponsor and investor
- Aware Super as investor
- Lendlease as design and construction contractor
- Honeywell and Compass Group Australia as facilities services providers.
Frankston Hospital will continue to be a public hospital, operated by Peninsula Health.
Find out more
Further information on the Frankston Hospital redevelopment is available on our dedicated project page.
Have a question?
If you have any questions about the construction of the Frankston Hospital redevelopment, you can contact:
Phone: 1800 00 36 77
If you have any questions about hospital operations, you can contact:
Acknowledgement of Country
The Frankston Hospital redevelopment project acknowledges the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the hospital sits and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
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