• 9 June 2021

Transformation of Victoria’s Wonthaggi Hospital gets underway

Waterman is delighted to see the major extension and overhaul of Victoria’s Wonthaggie Hospital get underway.

Following sustained government investment in healthcare facilities across Victoria, Wonthaggi Hospital is undergoing a $115m extension and upgrade to help support the rapidly rising population of Bass Coast Shire, one of the highest growth areas in the state. The Lyons Architects-designed scheme will deliver 18 additional emergency department treatment spaces, which will allow the, hospital to treat an extra 26,000 emergency patients per year.

Alongside the increased emergency provision, construction of three new operating theatres and a procedure room will double the hospital’s surgery capacity. In addition, 32 inpatient beds and four short stay beds will also be modernised.

Working closely with Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA), Waterman’s team is providing mechanical, electrical, fire protection, hydraulics, security , communications, vertical transport and ESD.

In a recent statement, Victorian Health Minister, Martin Foley, said: “The investment will deliver a world-class hospital, meaning residents and their families get the very best care, closer to home. We’re ensuring Wonthaggi Hospital has the latest, cutting edge infrastructure that will allow hard-working hospital staff to treat more patients sooner.”

Waterman’s Managing Director in Australia, Philip Barnes, said: “The substantial re-working and extension of Wonthaggi Hospital will be a huge benefit to the growing community in Bass Coast Shire. When complete, the extensive facilities will ensure that Victorians will not have to travel for high-quality healthcare, and this important scheme will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. We are proud to be supporting the continued upgrade of Victoria’s healthcare infrastructure and look forward to seeing the redevelopment of Wonthaggi Hospital progress over the coming months.”

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