The Andrews Labor Government’s redevelopment of Frankston hospital is one step closer, with the contract for the project signed today – paving the way for the transformational upgrade.
Minister for Health Martin Foley today confirmed the appointment of Exemplar Health to deliver the massive redevelopment, which will support up to 1,700 jobs from construction and new opportunities for healthcare workers.
The consortium includes Capella Capital as sponsor and investor, Aware Super as investor, Lendlease as builder and Honeywell and Compass Group as facilities and maintenance managers.
The redevelopment will transform services at the hospital, delivering a new 12-storey clinical services tower, 130 more beds and capacity to treat 35,000 more patients each year. A new and expanded operating theatre suite with 15 new theatres will mean more surgeries and shorter wait times for the local community.
In addition to delivering new mental health and oncology services, new inpatient units, expanded women’s and children’s services and a new medical imaging department, the redevelopment will include space for future expansion as demand in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula continues to increase.
The emergency department will be redeveloped and expanded to deliver a new five-bed mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub and a 12-bay paediatric zone, while a new helipad will support the transfer of critically ill patients.
Community feedback helped shape the design – with the redevelopment to deliver more outdoor spaces and better access to the hospital through a new main entrance, multi-storey car parking, traffic lights at Hastings Road and a new pedestrian crossing on Yuille Street.
The redevelopment is being delivered as a partnership, with Peninsula Health continuing to deliver all clinical healthcare services, and Exemplar Health to design, build, finance and deliver facilities and maintenance to the redeveloped hospital for 25 years.
Overseen by the Victorian Health Building Authority, work is due for completion in late 2025.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley
“We are getting on with delivering the critical infrastructure needed to make sure the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community can access the care they need close to home.”
“This is a game-changing project which will give the local community access to world-class facilities.”
Quote attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“This major redevelopment will transform care for families in our community, cutting wait times and easing the pressure on other Melbourne hospitals.”
Quote attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny
“We’re excited to deliver a bigger, better hospital for our hardworking doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.”
Reviewed 14 April 2022