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Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion

Location 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $76.3 million in the Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion and traffic improvement project.

The expansion includes 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 will also improve access for ambulances arriving at emergency. This will ensure patients access the vital care they need faster, and improve traffic flow.

An additional 24 emergency department beds and an extra 10 short-stay beds for patients who need extended observation and care will be added.

The bigger and better Monash Medical Centre will also include a $5.3 million emergency department 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.

$76.3M

INVESTMENT

24 EXTRA

EMERGENCY CUBICLES

DEDICATED

CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

IMPROVED

AMBULANCE ACCESS

The Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion will deliver:

  • a new emergency department including 24 additional emergency department cubicles
  • a dedicated children’s emergency department
  • refurbishment of existing emergency department areas, including resuscitation bays, general cubicles and short stay units
  • a six-bed mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub
  • improved internal wayfinding
  • better traffic management, flow and congestion across the Monash Medical Centre Clayton campus precinct.

The first stage of the project including a new emergency department and triage entrance, dedicated children’s emergency area, resus bay and new technology was completed in March 2021.

The Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion aims to achieve the following benefits:

Support growing needs

  • Monash Medical Centre is forecast to experience a significant increase in presentations over the next decade. An expanded and improved emergency department and access facilities will be required to accommodate the increased needs of the community. It is also needed to efficiently support Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital as tertiary referral centres for adult and paediatric care.
  • The expansion aims to deliver expanded and improved facilities and enhanced service delivery to meet the needs of the growing local community.

Contemporary care

  • This project will support Monash Health to implement new contemporary models of care and to better segregate adult and paediatric care.
  • The expansion will support Monash Heath to maintain a seamless transfer for patients requiring emergency surgery, critical care or paediatric inpatient care.
  • It will establish separate adult and paediatric short stay units. These units can provide a quiet and calm environment for patients who require extended observation and care for up to 24 hours, but who will not require admission to a multiday bed.
  • It will introduce new state of the art technology and equipment.
  • The existing emergency department will continue to function with an unchanged overall capacity throughout the redevelopment.
  • An enhanced patient journey and experience will be a key outcome of the project.

Urgent mental healthcare where and when it’s needed

The mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub will allow more emergency patients experiencing mental health, alcohol or 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.

Sustainable design

The project aims to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment with design features and processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient.

Upgraded access

  • The expansion is designed to upgrade access into the Clayton site for staff, patients and visitors.
  • There will be segregation of traffic for emergency vehicles and other vehicle and pedestrian traffic flows.
  • The expansion will provide a dedicated drop off area for patients and visitors. It also aims to improve wayfinding to key departments at the main entrance.

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

  • Monash Health
  • Lyons (architect)
  • Kane Constructions(builder).
Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion
  • Location
  • 246 Clayton Road
    Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 9594 6666

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Last updated: 11 June 2021