Status

Completed

Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion - Stage 3A

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

The Victorian Government invested $223.5 million to expand the Latrobe Regional Hospital.

This third stage has expanded the maternity unit and delivered 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 are also six new intensive care unit beds, a new emergency resuscitation bay and a medical imaging and pathology unit.

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

The new emergency department hub means 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 helps 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 delivered a bigger emergency department and new cardiac facilities.

For more information on previous stages, please see the Latrobe Regional Hospital - Stage 2 project page.

The Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion is complete

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$223.5 MILLION
$223.5 MILLION

INVESTMENT

600
600

CONSTRUCTION JOBS

200
200

JOBS EMPLOYED BY LATROBE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

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EXTRA OPERATING THEATRES

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

This now completed stage of the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion delivered:

  • 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.

The maternity unit expanded by adding:

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

A six-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub was also added.

The emergency department hub is directly connected to the emergency department and ambulance entrance. It includes:

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

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

Increased capacity

This stage of the expansion allows for an extra 6,200 more elective surgeries per year. This means that more 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 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 helps patients to be seen and treated faster.

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 now delivers emergency facilities that support safe and modern emergency care. It provides more support for Victorians presenting at emergency departments who need dedicated clinical care.

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

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

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Location

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

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