The Victorian Government invested $76.3 million in the Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion and traffic improvement project.
The expansion delivered a new emergency department and a dedicated children’s emergency area. This area is designed to provide children with a private, calm and compassionate environment and to help meet increasing demand for paediatric emergency care.
The redevelopment has also improved access for ambulances arriving at the emergency department. This will ensure patients access the vital care they need faster.
The project added 28 emergency department beds along with six short-stay beds for patients who need extended observation and care. There are now 110 points of care within the emergency department.
The bigger and better Monash Medical Centre will also include a $5.3 million mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub.
The new hub, one of six being delivered across the state, will mean people presenting at Monash Medical Centre’s emergency department with mental health, alcohol or drug issues can be fast tracked to specialist, dedicated care – providing them with the right support, sooner.