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Frankston Hospital redevelopment

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

The $1.1 billion redevelopment of Frankston Hospital will deliver a new 12-storey clinical services tower and main entrance, 130 more beds, new spaces for mental health and oncology services and 15 new operating theatres.

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

Once completed, the bigger and better hospital will have the capacity to treat approximately 35,000 more patient episodes each year – cutting wait times and reducing pressure on other Melbourne hospitals.

Construction is underway, with main works expected to be completed in 2025.

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MORE BEDS

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MORE PATIENT EPISODES TREATED EACH YEAR

NEW AND IMPROVED

MENTAL HEALTH AND ONCOLOGY SERVICES

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

Once operational, the bigger and better Frankston Hospital will have capacity to treat approximately 35,000 more patient episodes each year.

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment will deliver:

  • a new 12-storey clinical services tower and six-storey clinical services podium
  • 130 more beds
  • a new main entrance and hospital street to connect new and existing facilities
  • a new operating theatre suite with 15 theatres
  • new spaces for mental health and oncology services
  • expanded women’s and children’s services, including new maternity, obstetrics and paediatric wards, a women’s clinic, and a special care nursery
  • new inpatient units
  • a new medical imaging department
  • a rooftop helipad to support the transfer of critically ill patients
  • a new multi-storey carpark with more than 600 car spaces
  • a new kitchen and expanded logistics zone
  • a redevelopment and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department including:
    • a new five-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub
    • a new emergency department paediatric zone.

The redevelopment will also provide space for future expansion and will deliver additional community benefits including:

  • a new community centre 
  • a childcare centre
  • expansive landscaping and connection to Beauty Park
  • new bus stops to enhance public transport access
  • a new pedestrian crossing at Yuille Street
  • new traffic lights at the Hastings Road intersection
  • retail and food services for visitors and staff
  • improved staff amenities.

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment aims to achieve the following benefits:

More patients treated

With 130 additional beds and 15 new operating theatres, the redevelopment will provide capacity for approximately 35,000 more patient episodes to be treated every year.

Local jobs

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment is expected to support up to 1,700 jobs from construction and new job opportunities for healthcare workers.

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.

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

Building on the work of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the investment in the mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub will help to make mental health support and care more accessible, flexible and responsive. The new hub will mean people presenting with mental health issues can be fast-tracked to receive specialist, dedicated care. This will provide these patients with the right support sooner, and ease pressure on existing resources.

The redevelopment will also provide additional mental health inpatient beds, effective separation for gender and other vulnerable cohorts, and a higher ratio of high dependency beds to standard beds than currently exists. In addition, mental health consumer representatives with lived experience will be actively involved in the co-design process for the mental health facilities.

When will the redeveloped hospital open?

Construction of main works, including the clinical services tower, is on track for completion in 2025. Following the completion of main works, several areas within the existing hospital will be refurbished throughout 2026. Finally, the new community centre and childcare centre will be built in 2027.

There will be no interruptions to health services at Frankston Hospital in the immediate future. We will work closely with Exemplar Health and Peninsula Health throughout construction to ensure disruption is minimised and services continue to operate at the hospital at all times.

Who is building the Frankston Hospital redevelopment?

Following an extensive tender process, the Exemplar Health consortium was awarded the contract to deliver the redevelopment.

The Exemplar Health consortium comprises:

  • Capella Capital as sponsor and investor
  • Aware Super as investor
  • Lendlease as builder
  • Honeywell and Compass Group Australia as facilities and maintenance managers.

What will the redevelopment look like?

Renders showcase the design’s earthy tones and layered materials inspired by the distinctive coastal landscape of the Mornington Peninsula.

The design focuses on the importance of creating a comfortable and stress-free environment with access to daylight and to nature, improving patient recovery times and staff well-being.

A new main entrance will be provided from the Yuille Street frontage, alongside an improved emergency department entrance.

To view the designs, scroll to the gallery at the bottom of this web page.

What sustainable features does the design include?

The redevelopment will be a model of environmental sustainability. Exemplar Health will deliver an all-electric energy solution for the new tower, resulting in carbon neutral power use from day one.

This will support the net zero target for health care settings by 2050 and is a first for a major Victorian hospital project.

In addition, the redevelopment will incorporate innovative energy-saving technology while preserving water, resources, and energy. The mechanical system will deliver 100% fresh air throughout the new tower building. Other features include electric vehicle charging stations and circadian rhythm lighting.

The tower will contribute to a NABERS 5.5-star energy rating and 5-star water conservation rating.

Why does the Frankston Hospital need to be redeveloped?

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

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

What is a public private partnership (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
  • 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 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 that is maintained to very high standards.

Will Frankston Hospital remain a public hospital?

Yes. Frankston Hospital will remain a public hospital, with all clinical health services operated and provided by Peninsula Health.

How many jobs will the project create?

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment is expected to support up to 1,700 jobs from construction and new job opportunities for healthcare workers. There will be no involuntary job losses as a result of the redevelopment. Once completed, the redeveloped hospital will create a range of new jobs. This will mean more doctors, nurses and support staff.

I am a local business/supplier. How do I get involved?

Local businesses and suppliers are encouraged to register their organisation’s interest in the Frankston Hospital redevelopment with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway.

ICN administers the Local Jobs First Policy on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Construction impacts

Where will the expansion be located?

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

Will nearby residents and businesses be impacted during construction?

The redevelopment of Frankston Hospital is a major construction project. It is expected there will be some temporary impacts that will affect the local community.

Temporary impacts may include:

  • an increase in vehicle and people movement in the area
  • changes to access
  • localised noise and vibration
  • dust.

These impacts will be closely monitored and minimised where possible.

We are committed to keeping the community informed as construction progresses. We will notify neighbouring residents and businesses in advance of any major activity through door knocking (where appropriate), works notices, emails and project newsletters.

What are the work hours?

Work on the site will take place generally within the hours 7 am - 7 pm Monday to Friday, and 7 am - 3.30 pm Saturday, in accordance with Environment Protection Authority (EPA) guidelines.

Wherever possible, noise generating activities will be scheduled during the day to minimise impacts to residents and businesses. Some out-of-hours works will be required throughout construction and will be subject to After Hours Permits being granted by the Council. Nearby residents and businesses will be notified in this instance.

When will construction be finished?

Construction of main works, including the clinical services tower, is expected to be complete in 2025. This will be followed by some refurbishment works in the existing hospital during 2026. The community centre and childcare centre will be constructed in 2027. These later works will have minimal impact on the community.

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

There will be no interruptions to health services at Frankston Hospital during construction. The project team will work closely with Exemplar Health and Peninsula Health to ensure full services continue to operate at the hospital, with only minimal disruption.

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 car parking?

As construction gets underway, public and staff car parking adjacent to the emergency department will be reconfigured.

Once complete, the redevelopment will create more carparking, including a new multi-storey carpark and basement carparking, to meet future demand.

A new temporary carpark with 184 parking spaces has been constructed on the corner of Hastings Road and Yuille Street. It is expected to open on Thursday 29 September (weather permitting) and will remain in place while construction of a new multi-deck carpark is underway.

A map of Frankston Hospital showing where to park on the corner of Hastings Road and Yuille Street

 

The existing public and staff multideck carpark adjacent to the hospital main entry (entry through Gate 1) is the best place to park for those wanting to enter the main hospital.

The temporary car parking for the emergency department will accommodate short-term drop-off and pick-up spaces, longer-term paid public parking and an access-controlled parking area for Peninsula Health staff (accessed via Yuille Street).

What if I need to access the emergency department?

Access to the emergency department is unchanged via Gate 2 off Hastings Road. Once within the site, you can use the 15-minute free car spaces for drop-off and pick-up, or you can park in the longer-term paid spaces in the new temporary carpark.

This area is clearly marked.

Other public parking is available by following the signs to park near the main hospital entrance.

Access to Day of Surgery (Surgical Services) or Mental Health

Day of Surgery (Surgical Services) access is unchanged via Gate 2 on Hastings Road. Drop-off points will be clearly marked, with parking available in the new temporary carpark.

Mental Health access will be via the service road off Yuille Street or via Gate 2 on Hastings Road. Signage will direct you to the entrance.

Will there be parking spaces for people with a disability?

Yes. The temporary carpark will provide and signpost accessible spaces for people with a disability. There will also be safe pathways for wheelchair and mobility scooter users, as well as pedestrians with prams.

Is there anywhere else to park at Frankston Hospital?

Yes. The existing public and staff multi-deck carpark next to the hospital’s main entrance is still open and is the best place to park for those wanting to enter the main hospital.

What road and pedestrian changes will be in place during construction?

Traffic controls and fencing are now in place around the construction site to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Additional measures will be introduced as construction progresses.

Pedestrian movement will be restricted in Yuille Street and Hastings Road as required, to ensure community safety. Temporary road closures and lane closures may be required at times during construction. When road closures are required, the community will be notified prior to work commencing.

Deliveries to service the construction site will generally be made via Yuille Street.

How will traffic congestion around the site be managed?

There will be an increase in traffic around the construction site as the project progresses.

Traffic controllers will be in place to manage movements in and out of the site as required. Impact to traffic flow will be minimised where possible. Speed restrictions will be in place along Yuille Street as approved by Frankston Council.

The speed limit on Yuille Street along the hospital site will be reduced to 40 km/h and the bus stop on Yuille Street has been relocated to a new and improved bus stop on High Street. A new pedestrian crossing is operating on Yuille Street.

For your safety, please remain alert and follow any signage in place.

Who can I contact about construction impacts?

If you have any questions about what’s happening on site, please contact:

The Frankston Hospital Redevelopment Project team

The Frankston Hospital redevelopment is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with Peninsula Health and the Exemplar Health consortium.

The project will be delivered as a public private partnership under the Partnerships Victoria framework.

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 deliver facilities and maintenance to the redeveloped hospital over a period of 25 years.

The Exemplar Health consortium has been awarded the contract to deliver the Frankston Hospital redevelopment.

The consortium comprises:

  • Capella Capital as sponsor and investor
  • Aware Super as investor
  • Lendlease as builder
  • Honeywell and Compass Group Australia as facilities and maintenance managers.

The design team includes Bates Smart, Conrad Gargett, WSP and Waterman AHW.

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

Local businesses and suppliers can register their interest in the Frankston Hospital redevelopment through the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway.

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

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Last updated: 29 September 2022