Monash Medical Centre Emergency Department
Key Features & Achievements
- Additional 24 emergency department beds
- Extra 10 short stay beds
- Dedicated Kids Only Emergency Area
- New Alcohol & Other Drug Mental Hub
- New state of the art Technology and Equipment
- Improved Ambulance Bays
- Upgraded Intersections off Clayton Road
- Improved Traffic Flow Segregating Emergency Vehicle Access
In line with wider Victorian Government investment to expand and upgrade healthcare facilities around the state, the $76 million Monash Medical Centre Emergency Department Expansion and Traffic Improvement project aims to bolster health services to Melbourne’s South-East. With additional emergency department beds, a new Alcohol and Other Drug Mental Health Hub, extra Short Stay Beds as well as a dedicated Kids Only Emergency Area, the project forms part of the wider development of the Monash Medical Centre precinct.
Codicote was engaged by Kane Constructions to develop the delivery strategy along with a detailed tender programme for their successful bid submission. Development of the programme involved many facets and required collaboration with a wide range of asset and authority stakeholders including VicRoads, United Energy, South East Water, Multinet, Vocus, Optus and TPG, in order to acutely capture road widening and intersection upgrades as well as essential services works along Clayton Road and within the hospital grounds.
The staged nature of the works maintained continued operation of hospital facilities and services while heavy demolition and reconstruction of northern, and later southern portions of the facility took place.
The scope also includes an upgrade to create separate departments for children’s and adults' admissions to align with current best clinical practices, refurbishment of the existing Adult Short Stay unit and improved ambulance access. The expansion will also see 24 more beds opened within the Emergency Department with the capacity to treat 7,000 more children annually.