Structural works are now complete on the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion - Stage 3A
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Hospitals 12 October 2022

Structural works are now complete on the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion - Stage 3A

The $217 million expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital is taking shape, with all structural works now complete.

The multi-storey expansion is made up of more than 20,000 cubic metres of concrete, 640 tonnes of structural steel, 2,500 tonnes of steel reinforcement and 180,000 bricks.

Now that structural works are complete, work on the facility’s façade and internal fit-out can begin.

TEXT: A $217 million expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital is taking shape.

IMAGES: Aerial drone footage of the construction site at Latrobe Regional Hospital, followed by short timelapse footage of a crane lifting building materials.

TEXT: All major structural works on the massive project are now complete, which means work can now get underway on the façade and internal fit-out.

IMAGES: Footage of the building in silhouette, showing the structural outline of the facility. A couple of tower cranes are in operation and also in silhouette against a moody sky.

TEXT: The expansion is delivering 44 inpatient beds, six intensive care unit beds, an emergency department resuscitation bay and car parking.

IMAGES: Aerial drone footage of the entire construction site, followed by a close up of a cherry picker crane lifting workers up to window opening to deliver materials.

TEXT: Maternity services are also being expanded, with new birthing suites, maternity beds, special care nursery cots and a kids play area.

IMAGES: Close up footage of workers on site in various activities.

TEXT: On track to be completed in late 2023.

IMAGES: Aerial drone footage of the entire construction site.

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

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About the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion - Stage 3A

This stage of the expansion will deliver:

  • an emergency department resuscitation bay
  • three operating suites
  • six intensive care unit beds
  • 14 medical and surgical beds
  • 44 inpatient beds
  • a medical imaging and pathology unit
  • expanded maternity services
  • a central sterile services department.

More local mothers will be able to give birth closer to home, with the maternity services also being expanded including:

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

Once complete, this stage of the expansion will allow for an extra 6,200 elective surgeries each year, providing greater access to services for the local community.

The project is expected to create and sustain 600 construction industry jobs and is on track to be completed in late 2023.

Learn more about the Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion - Stage 3A via our dedicated project page.

Previous works

A $73 million expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital - Stage 2 was completed in 2017.

Stage 2 delivered:

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

Learn more about the completed Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion - Stage 2 via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 12 October 2022