Kilmore Hospital redevelopment full steam ahead (13.06.2014)

Written on the 17 June 2014

  • New foundations in place and structure starting to take shape
  • $20 million project is on time and on budget
  • Victorian Coalition Government building a healthier Victoria

Construction is progressing rapidly on the $20 million redevelopment of Kilmore and District Hospital with new foundations now in place and the structure starting to take shape.

Inspecting construction works today, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Georgie Crozier said the redevelopment would significantly expand services to cater for increasing demand from Melbourne’s northern growth corridors into the future.

“The Victorian Coalition Government delivered $10 million towards this major project which will double the existing capacity of Kilmore and District Hospital. We also secured $10 million from the Commonwealth’s National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services for this exciting project,” Ms Crozier said.

“The Kilmore and District Hospital redevelopment will ensure residents in Kilmore and beyond can access the care they need closer to home.”

Ms Crozier said the project will deliver a new inpatient building with an additional 30 beds, an expanded theatre and day procedure suite and a new stand-alone Outpatients Centre.

“The Outpatients Centre will provide a range of services including rehabilitation, district nursing, post-acute care, allied and community health, ante and post natal services, chronic disease management and community aged care services,” Ms Crozier said.

“This will also enable Kilmore and District Hospital to co-locate pathology services, student accommodation and office administration and provide new consulting suites. As part of the project, the hospital’s helipad will also be moved to the rear of the new inpatient building.

“On site currently, construction of the Outpatient Centre footings and foundations are complete and structural steel is being erected. The new inpatient building is being prepared for pouring of the ground flood slab. I am proud to say this important project is both on budget and on time, with the Outpatients Centre and the new inpatient building opening to patients in early 2015.”

The project is being built by Bendigo based company Fairbrother Pty Ltd and is part of more than $4.5 billion of capital investment underway at health services across Victoria.

 

Media contact:    Victoria Lane (03) 9555 4101  victoria.lane@parliament.vic.gov.au

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