Regional facilities 18 March 2024

Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion now complete

The $223.5 million stage of the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion in Traralgon is now complete.

The multi-stage project has increased capacity and services at the hospital. Now local families will have the world-class care they need, closer to home.

The Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion is complete

TEXT ON SCREEN: Construction of the $223.5 million Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion is complete

IMAGES: Sweeping aerial view of the hospital expansion amongst its surrounding area, followed by views of the expansion frontage and external gardens and walkways

TEXT ON SCREEN: Take a look inside

IMAGES: Multi-level indigenous themed art on glass screens and lounge areas

TEXT ON SCREEN: Surgery capacity has increased with three more operating suites, plus six new intensive care unit beds

IMAGES: Intensive care unit and staff base

TEXT ON SCREEN: A new emergency resuscitation bay, 14 medical and surgical beds, and 44 extra inpatient beds

IMAGES: Sweeping aerial view of the hospital, external seating

TEXT ON SCREEN: More local mums will be able to give birth closer to home, with expanded maternity services including two new birthing suites, six maternity beds and six special care nursery cots

IMAGES: Paediatric unit reception, birthing suite, special care nursery cots, outside children's play equipment

TEXT ON SCREEN: Also included is a new $6.5 million six-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub

IMAGES: Sweeping aerial view of the hospital, internal courtyard native flora garden

TEXT ON SCREEN: More treatment spaces and beds mean more locals can access the world-class health services they need, closer to home

IMAGES: Walkway and frontage of new expansion building, final aerial of the expansion

IMAGES: A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority and Victoria State Government logos and the URL vhba.vic.gov.au

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About the expansion

The expanded hospital features:

  • a new emergency department resuscitation bay
  • six intensive care unit beds
  • 14 medical and surgical beds
  • 44 inpatient beds
  • a medical imaging and pathology unit
  • a central sterile services department.

The expansion also delivered three new operating suites. This will allow an extra 6,200 more elective surgeries to go ahead each year.

Maternity services have been expanded, ensuring more mums can give birth closer to home. The project added:

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

A $6.5 million, six-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub was also built. It means people presenting with mental health and alcohol and other drug issues can get the right support, sooner. This will take pressure off the general emergency department, which can focus on other patients.

About the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion

Delivered in partnership with Latrobe Regional Health and construction firm Built, the expansion will help meet the region's increasing and complex health demands. It's part of the State Government's master plan for delivering improved health services throughout the Gippsland region.

A $73 million expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital (Stage 2) was completed in 2017. This stage delivered:

  • 30 new acute inpatient beds
  • 12 short stay beds
  • a new emergency department
  • Gippsland's first cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

Learn more about the Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion – Stage 3A.

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