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Building a better Angliss

Friday, September 01, 2017

Progress on a capital expansion project at Angliss Hospital remains on track.

Eastern Health Executive Director of Information, Technology and Capital Projects Zoltan Kokai said the expansion will deliver significant improvements to the hospital’s clinical environment.

Mr Kokai said highlights of the expansion include the construction of a fourth level above the main hospital building which will increase the capacity of the hospital’s critical care services.

“The project will deliver a new intensive care unit to enhance critical care services. It will also include an expanded emergency department short stay unit that will provide care for patients who require a stay of up to 24 hours.

“In addition, the paediatric emergency and short stay area will also be refurbished.”

Deputy Premier and State Member for Monbulk James Merlino visited the hospital on Friday to view how works were progressing.

Stage one of the project has now been completed and inpatient services have been relocated to the new fourth level.

This will facilitate stage two works, which will include expanded short stay and paediatric facilities on the second level. In addition, upcoming works will also include the partial reinstatement of the courtyard.

Eastern Health will also collaborate with the Department of Health and Human Services on plans to transition the high-dependency service into an intensive care service.
Works are expected to be completed in 2018.