News Date: 19 Apr 2017
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced that the Monash Medical Centre emergency department would be expanded with an exclusive medical area for children.
The $63.2 million investment will mean more adult and paediatric beds and more space, and will give doctors and nurses the modern facilities they need to deliver the highest quality emergency care, more quickly.
Emergency areas for adults and children will be separated, ensuring children are treated with the privacy they need. Mental health patients will also have their own dedicated area.
In total, there will be an additional 24 emergency department cubicles and an extra 10 short-stay beds for patients who need care for less than 24-hours.
The redevelopment will also improve access for ambulances arriving at emergency, meaning patients will get the vital care they need faster, and address traffic and congestion concerns making it safer and more efficient.
These presentations are expected to reach nearly 135,000 a year by 2031/32, up from around 86,000 in 2015/16.
After three months of careful planning, Monash Health will move up to 130 young patients from two paediatric wards via bed, cot incubator or wheelchair into the new hospital. It will treat an extra 7000 children and provide an additional 60,000 specialist treatments each year, as well as over 40,000 admissions every year.
The Labor Government provided $3.8 million to build a helipad on the Monash Children’s Hospital rooftop so kids facing life-threatening emergencies can be transferred to hospital quicker.
Townsville motorists now have access to the newly improved William Angliss/Mervyn Crossman Drive intersection after it was reopened to traffic.
Two new bridges for the Darlington Upgrade Project will be constructed ‘off-site’ and moved into position, in an Australian-first for a civil construction project of its scale.
The first new mine in the Tennant Creek area in over 10 years has been officially opened by Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles.
Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $1 billion Rail Systems Alliance.
Work will begin soon on building a major new roundabout at the intersection of the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street in Echuca, Victoria.