Monash Medical Centre emergency department refurbishment ready in time for Christmas
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Hospitals 15 December 2021

Monash Medical Centre emergency department refurbishment ready in time for Christmas

A major emergency department refurbishment at Monash Medical Centre is nearing completion.

Thanks to an accelerated program, the cutting-edge emergency department refurbishment will open ahead of schedule and just in time for Christmas.

Monash emergency department refurbishment reaches practical completion

Text on screen: Victorian’s in Melbourne’s south east will soon have better access to emergency care with the second stage of a $76.3 million expansion of Monash Medical Centre nearing completion

IMAGES: Footage pans the width of the exterior of the expanded emergency department at Monash Medical Centre and a new internal corridor.

Text on screen: Thanks to an accelerated program, the cutting-edge facility will open its doors ahead of schedule

IMAGES: Footage of a new staff base, followed by the camera panning down the corridor of the expanded emergency department.

Text on screen: The project has completely transformed and extended Monash Medical Centre’s existing emergency department

IMAGES: Close up images of fully fitted-out emergency department cubicles, as well as the new medication rooms.

Text on screen: These facilities connect to the new emergency department expansion at Monash Medical Centre which opened in March 2021

IMAGES: The camera pans down the emergency department corridors, showing multiple bays, cubicles and a sensory room. The sensory room has a comfortable chair, ambient lighting and a TV screen showing relaxing imagery of dolphins swimming in the sea.

Text on screen: The project will support an estimated 46,000 additional emergency department presentations every year

IMAGES: Final shots are of the large red ‘Emergency’ sign outside the department and signposted wayfinding.

IMAGES: The closing slide is the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address vhba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo.

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The refurbishment of the emergency department is part of a $76.3 million expansion and traffic improvement project.

The refurbishment includes 41 adult emergency bays. It also features a new six-bed Emergency Department Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Hub – one of six being delivered across the state. The Hub is expected to open in early 2022.

These facilities connect to the new emergency department expansion at Monash Medical Centre which opened in March 2021. The new emergency department includes a dedicated children’s emergency area that’s purpose built for families - making trips to the emergency department less scary for kids.

Once operational, the expansion and refurbishment of the Monash Medical Centre will help treat an estimated 46,000 additional emergency department presentations every year.

What's next?

Access for ambulances arriving at Monash Medical Centre is being improved. This will ensure patients access the vital care they need faster.

Works to improve traffic flow for patients and staff accessing the hospital are on track to be completed in the first half of 2022.

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

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Last updated: 15 December 2021