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Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion - Stage 3A
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Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion - Stage 3A

Location 10 Village Avenue, Traralgon, Victoria, 3844, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $223.5 million to deliver the next stage of the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion.

This stage will expand the maternity unit and deliver three operating suites, 44 inpatient beds and 14 medical and surgical beds. This means more people can get the care they need, closer to home.

There will also be six new intensive care unit beds, a new emergency resuscitation bay and a medical imaging and pathology unit.

The expansion will also include a $6.5 million six-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub.

The new emergency department hub will mean people presenting at Latrobe Regional Hospital’s emergency department with mental health, alcohol or drug issues can be fast tracked to specialist, dedicated care. This will provide them with the right support, sooner.

The expansion will help to meet the region’s increasing and complex health needs. It is part of our master plan for delivering improved health services throughout the Gippsland region.

Stages 1 and 2 are complete and delivered a bigger emergency department and new cardiac facilities.

For more information on stage 1 and 2, please see the Latrobe Regional Hospital - Stage 2 project page.

Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion - Stage 3A reaches important milestone

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$223.5 MILLION

INVESTMENT

600

CONSTRUCTION JOBS

200

JOBS EMPLOYED BY LATROBE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

3

EXTRA OPERATING THEATRES

The expansion will provide better and faster services to patients, as well as making it more attractive for healthcare professionals to work, and remain, in Gippsland.

Scheduled for completion in late 2023, the next stage of the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion will deliver:

  • 44 new inpatient beds
  • 14 new medical and surgical beds
  • six new intensive care unit beds
  • three new operating theatres
  • new Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD)
  • new emergency department resuscitation bay.

It will expand the maternity unit by adding:

  • six new maternity beds
  • six new special care nursery cots 
  • two new birthing suites
  • kids' play area.

The project will also add a six-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub.

The emergency department hub will be directly connected to the emergency department and ambulance entrance. It will include:

  • assessment areas
  • patient lounge
  • support facilities
  • a sensory suite.

Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion – Stage 3A aims to achieve the following benefits:

Increased capacity

This stage of the expansion will allow for an extra 6,200 more elective surgeries per year. This means that people will get the procedures they need – faster.

More support for mums

The new birthing suites, maternity beds and special care cots means that more mothers will be able to give birth closer to home.

More employment

The project is expected to create and sustain 600 construction jobs and will help to attract and retain the best health professionals in Gippsland.

Urgent mental healthcare where and when it’s needed

The emergency department 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 emergency department hub aims to reduce the impact on the acute treatment cubicles within the emergency department. It will help 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 emergency department hub builds on the work of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Royal Commission made 74 recommendations to transform mental health support and care to make it accessible, flexible and responsive.

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

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

  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Billard Leece Partnership (architect)
  • Built (builder).

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Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion - Stage 3A
  • Location
  • 10 Village Avenue
    Traralgon, Victoria, 3844, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 5173 8000

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Last updated: 27 October 2022