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Specialist centres 25 March 2021

Monash emergency department expansion taking shape

Victorians in Melbourne’s south-east will now have faster access to emergency care with the first stage of the $76.3 million Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion now complete.

The first stage of the expansion includes:

  • a new emergency department and triage entrance and resus bays with pandemic negative air flow capability
  • a dedicated children’s emergency area including a new paediatric triage and reception, fast-track bays and support areas
  • new cutting edge technology.

The next stage of the expansion is due for completion by mid-2022 and will refurbish and upgrade the existing emergency department and deliver a separate 24-hour short-stay unit providing mental health and drug and alcohol urgent care and support.

Access for ambulances arriving at Monash Medical Centre will also be improved. This will ensure patients access the vital care they need faster. Works will also improve traffic flow for patients and staff accessing the hospital and are on track to be completed late this year.

Once complete, the expansion will deliver an additional 24 emergency department beds and an extra 10 short-stay beds, allowing Monash Medical Centre to treat an estimated 46,000 extra emergency department presentations each year.

The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with Monash Health and Kane Constructions.

Learn more about the Monash Medical Centre emergency department expansion via our dedicated project page.

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IMAGES: Aerial shot of the new ED, with carpark in foreground and Children’s Hospital in the rear

Text on screen: Victorians in Melbourne’s south-east will soon have faster access to emergency care

IMAGES: A new patient unit

Text on screen: with the first stage of a $76.3 million expansion of Monash Medical Centre now complete

IMAGES: another patient unit is revealed, followed by another aerial shot of the new emergency department

Text on screen: Stage one has delivered: a brand-new emergency department and triage entrance

IMAGES: a brightly coloured children’s short stay unit, with colourful art on the wall and ceiling

Text on screen: a dedicated children’s emergency area including procedure rooms and short stay units

IMAGES: a resuscitation unit

Text on screen: resus bays with pandemic negative airflow capability

IMAGES: a patient unit seen through a doorway

Text on screen: cutting edge technology

IMAGES: more aerial perspectives of the new ED and the Children’s Hospital

Text on screen: the next stage will refurbish the existing emergency department and add a mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub. Once complete in 2022, the redevelopment will add an additional 24 emergency department beds and 10 short stay beds

A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority logo and web address vhba.vic.gov.au

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