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Frankston Hospital redevelopment

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

The Victorian Government is providing $605 million to redevelop and expand Frankston Hospital.

The redevelopment will transform services at the hospital to ensure local families can access world-class healthcare facilities close to home.

Construction of a multi-level tower will deliver a new main entrance, capacity for 120 additional beds, new operating theatres and dedicated areas for enhanced mental health and oncology services.

With more families choosing to make Frankston home, the bigger and better Frankston Hospital will also deliver expanded women’s and children’s services. This will include new maternity, obstetrics and paediatric wards, a women’s clinic and a special care nursery.

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment received $43 million in additional funding in the 2021-22 State Budget. This funding was provided to deliver two state-wide emergency department initiatives: a new mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub and a new paediatric zone. It will also fund a new multi-storey car park.

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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
  • additional operating theatres
  • consolidation of medical and surgical wards into a single zone facilitating multidisciplinary care
  • relocated and enhanced emergency department beds
  • dedicated and enhanced mental health services
  • a new emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub
  • a new emergency department paediatric zone
  • 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
  • a new multi-storey car park.

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.

Urgent mental health care where and when it’s needed

The mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub will allow more emergency patients experiencing mental health, alcohol and other drugs issues to be assessed, treated and monitored by specialists before being discharged. The hub aims to reduce the impact on the acute treatment cubicles within the emergency department and to allow patients to be seen and treated faster. Implementation of the hub is subject to a delivery model being finalised.

Building on the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

The investment in the mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub builds on the work of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’s 74 recommendations to transform mental health support and care to make it accessible, flexible and responsive.

The hub will deliver emergency facilities that support safe and modern emergency care, providing more support for Victorians presenting at emergency departments who need dedicated clinical care.

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 are in place so as to 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 aims 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
  • additional operating theatres
  • consolidation of medical and surgical wards into a single zone facilitating multidisciplinary care
  • relocated and enhanced emergency department beds
  • dedicated and enhanced mental health services
  • a new emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub
  • a new emergency department paediatric zone
  • 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
  • a multi-storey car park.

Why has funding for the redevelopment increased from $562 million to $605 million?

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment received $43 million in additional funding in the 2021-22 State Budget, raising the total investment from $562 million to $605 million.

The $43 million in additional funding was provided to deliver two state-wide emergency department initiatives: a mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub and a new paediatric zone. It will also fund a new multi-storey car park.

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 redeveloped 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 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. During construction it is expected there will be some impact on staff car parking and visitor parking, with temporary car parking provided. 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 car parking, including a new multi-storey car park, to meet future demand.

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

The Victorian Health Building Authority 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, with three consortia shortlisted to deliver proposals.

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 bidders.

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

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

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Last updated: 07 June 2021