Planning underway for new Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
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Hospitals 19 July 2023

Planning underway for new Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

The new hospital in Ringwood East will improve access to world-class healthcare for Melbourne’s outer east communities.

The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital is one of the seven key projects delivered through the Hospital Infrastructure Delivery Fund.

The Victorian Government established the fund through a $320 million investment in the 2023-2024 Victorian Budget.

Meeting growing demand

The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital is a complete redevelopment and expansion of the existing Maroondah Hospital. The renaming is in honour of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The hospital will help meet increased demand from growing outer east communities. This includes through delivering:

  • a new emergency department
  • a dedicated kid’s emergency department
  • a new mental health hub
  • operating theatres
  • day procedure facilities
  • specialist care spaces
  • expanded medical imaging unit
  • two six-storey inpatient towers
  • more than 200 extra beds.

Once complete, the hospital will be able to treat an extra 9,000 in-patients each year. The redevelopment and expansion will also provide more modern and comfortable spaces for patients and staff.

Better emergency care

The new emergency department will have an extra 14 treatment spaces. This means around 22,400 extra patients will be able to receive emergency care each year.

The hospital will also feature a dedicated kid’s emergency department. Providing kids and families seeking treatment with a private, calm, and kid-friendly environment.

It will also help meet growing demand for paediatric emergency care. Meaning shorter wait times and more personalised care for children and families.

Expressions of interest now open

Expressions of interest for the masterplan and feasibility study are now open. Applications close 21 July 2023.

For more information and application requirements, visit the Buying for Victoria website:

Please note: To be shortlisted, respondents must be registered on the Department of Treasury and Finance Construction Supplier Register.

Find out more

You can find out more about Hospital Infrastructure Delivery Fund by visiting our dedicated page.

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Last updated: 19 July 2023