Hospitals 18 March 2021

Sunshine Hospital’s new emergency department opens its doors

Families in Melbourne’s western suburbs will receive faster access to emergency care, with a $34.9 million redevelopment of Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department now complete.

Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department is one of Victoria’s busiest. Each year, it treats about 65,000 patients.

The redevelopment has so far added 55 spaces, more than doubling current capacity, and includes:

  • a medical imaging suite
  • a new paediatric unit for children needing urgent care
  • an expanded administration area
  • upgraded staff amenities.

The paediatric unit will provide a calmer and more positive space for children, enabling 19,700 kids to be seen each year.

Opening later this year, the redevelopment will also refurbish the existing emergency department providing 10 additional spaces, a new resus area, and behaviour assessment unit.

Once the refurbishment is complete, Sunshine Hospital’s new emergency department will be able to treat an extra 59,000 patients each year.

Learn more about the Sunshine Hospital emergency department redevelopment via our dedicated project page.

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IMAGES: A panoramic aerial drone shot of the new emergency department building with Furlong Road in the foreground

Text on screen: Sunshine Hospital’s new emergency department is now complete

IMAGES: The drone shot moves across the new building’s frontage, then pulls back for another full panoramic view

Text on screen: The $34.9 million redevelopment has added 65 spaces, more than doubling current capacity, and includes:

IMAGES: we see the front of the new building, looking upward from street level

Text on screen: a medical imaging suite

IMAGES: brightly coloured walls in the paediatric unit

Text on screen: a new paediatric unit for children needing urgent care

IMAGES: work benches and storage units

Text on screen: an expanded administration area

IMAGES: a large kitchen and dining area

Text on screen: upgraded staff amenities

IMAGES: a closer drone shot of the new facility

Text on screen: opening later this year, the redevelopment will also refurbish the existing emergency department to provide a new resus area and Behaviour Assessment Unit

IMAGES: the drone pulls back to show the new building in the context of the larger hospital environment

Text on screen: Once the refurbishment is complete, the upgraded emergency department will be able to treat an extra 59,000 patients each year

Closing frame: Victorian Health Building Authority logo and web address (vhba.vic.gov.au)

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