Casey Hospital Expansion Project
The Casey Hospital Expansion Project is a $134.9m commitment to deliver even more services to one of the fastest growing areas in Melbourne’s south-east.
Funded by the Victorian Government, construction is expected to start in 2017. Detailed design has commenced with construction expected to be completed in late 2019.
Casey Hospital is a 12-year old facility providing a comprehensive range of health services for the rapidly growing communities of Melbourne’s outer-east. Services include an emergency department, general medical, mental health, rehabilitation, surgical and ambulatory care. The maternity unit and special care nursery are kept extremely busy meeting the needs of the many new families residing in the district.
Casey is one of the fastest growing areas of Australia, and the third fastest growing municipality in Victoria. It is home to the biggest baby boom, with 86 babies born weekly. By 2035, this is expected to jump to 126 babies each week.
Expansion of the Casey Hospital is needed to meet this unprecedented growth and enable residents of Melbourne’s south-east (and in particular, Casey and Cardinia) to access quality critical care closer to home. This in turn will help reduce pressures on surrounding facilities such as Dandenong Hospital and Clayton, enabling them to better meet the needs and demand of their local catchment areas.
The expansion will enable Casey Hospital to treat an extra 25,867 patients, perform an extra 8,000 procedures and support an extra 1,300 births by delivering:
- an additional 136 multi-day beds
- a new 12-bed intensive care unit
- a new 12-bed day surgical unit, and
- four additional operating theatres.
The project is also working with Monash University to plan for additional education and training spaces for medical, nursing and allied health students.
For more information on the progress of the Casey Hospital Expansion Project, please visit http://www.monashhealth.org/page/casey_hospital_expansion, or if you have any comments or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.