Status

Completed

Wonthaggi Hospital expansion

Location 235 Graham Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria, 3995, Australia

The $115 million Wonthaggi Hospital expansion project was completed in November 2022.

The expansion delivered three new operating theatres plus a procedure room. A new emergency department with 18 extra treatment spaces was added, along with a 32-bed inpatient ward. These new facilities will enable staff to treat 26,000 more emergency patients every year.

Bass Coast Shire is one of Victoria’s fastest-growing regions, with its population expected to more than double by 2031. A bigger and better Wonthaggi Hospital will ensure more Bass Coast locals can access world-class healthcare closer to home and loved ones.

26,000
26,000

EXTRA EMERGENCY PATIENTS TREATED

3 NEW
3 NEW

OPERATING THEATRES AND A PROCEDURE ROOM

18
18

EXTRA TREATMENT SPACES

32-BED
32-BED

NEW INPATIENT WARD

The Wonthaggi Hospital expansion project included:

  • three new operating theatres
  • one new procedure room
  • a new emergency department and short stay with 18 additional treatment spaces
  • 32 new inpatient beds
  • car parking.

The Wonthaggi Hospital expansion project aims to achieve the following benefits:

More capacity

The hospital has capacity to treat an extra 26,000 emergency patients each year.

Access to elective surgery, closer to home

The expansion project has delivered three new theatres and a procedure room, doubling the hospital's current capacity and enabling more procedures to be performed. This additional capacity also reduces the number of patient transfers to other hospitals, allowing patients to stay closer to home – and their families. 

Improve quality of patient care

The expansion provides new and refurbished facilities. Access to the facility is improved, with fully compliant access for those with a disability.

Local jobs

The redevelopment created and sustained around 345 local jobs during the peak of construction.

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

  • Bass Coast Health
  • Lyons (architect)
  • TS Constructions (early works builder)
  • Kane Constructions (main works builder).

News

Wonthaggi Hospital entrance

13 June 2023

Investing in healthy futures in Gippsland

The upgraded Wonthaggi Hospital is delivering world-class facilities and care to growing communities.
Article
A woman wearing a red shawl is showing a man in a suit around the Wonthaggi Hospital

15 May 2023

People power the Wonthaggi Hospital expansion

How the local community played a part in designing the new Wonthaggi Hospital expansion.
Article
A wide shot aerial photo of exterior of Wonthanggi Hospital

01 February 2023

Expanded Wonthaggi Hospital open

The new multi-storey facility features more emergency department treatment spaces, inpatient beds and increased surgical capacity.
News
Artist's impression of Wonthaggi Hospital ambulance bay

13 December 2021

Wonthaggi Hospital structural works complete

It’s been a busy year on the Bass Coast, with structural works now complete on the $115 million expansion of Wonthaggi Hospital.
News

31 March 2021

Work begins on expansion of Wonthaggi Hospital

A bigger, better Wonthaggi Hospital is another step closer with major works commencing on the $115 million expansion. The Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion will deliver a new 32-bed inpatient war...
News
Artist's impression of the Wonthaggi Hosptial expansion

31 July 2020

Wonthaggi Hospital expansion puts local jobs first

The Wonthaggi Hospital expansion is one step closer with three builders shortlisted to deliver the $115 million project.
News
Artist's impression of the main entrance and entrance to the emergency department

27 February 2020

Construction begins on Wonthaggi Hospital

Early works have started on the Wonthaggi Hospital expansion, bringing the $115 million project one step closer.
News
Artist's impression of the Wonthaggi Hosptial expansion

05 September 2019

Designs unveiled for Wonthaggi Hospital expansion

The Bass Coast community is one step closer to a world-class hospital rebuild, with the new designs for the $115 million Wonthaggi Hospital project unveiled today.
News
VHHSBA-Health-Wonthaggi-ambulance-promo

04 June 2018

Infrastructure upgrades for Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi patients will get the surgery they need sooner after a funding boost for critical infrastructure upgrades at Wonthaggi Hospital.
News
VHHSBA-Health-Wonthaggi-promo

01 May 2018

Patients first in Wonthaggi Hospital $115m upgrade

The Victorian Government is allocating $115 million in funding to expand Wonthaggi Hospital, addressing the needs of Bass Coast Shire and surrounding areas.
News

Location

Wonthaggi Hospital
  • Location
  • 235 Graham Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria, 3995, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 5671 3333

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