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.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that the contract for Ipswich Motorway’s Stage 1 works has been awarded to the Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture.
Southbound Traffic between Foster and Robert Road on the Bruce Highway will now have access to two new southbound lanes after construction works on the lanes were completed at Skeleton Creek.
Construction has officially commenced on Adelaide’s tallest residential apartment development, with ground broken today at the site of the project.
The new Aubin Grove Station has been opened, with commuters able to start boarding trains beginning today at the $72 million addition to the Mandurah Line.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford has today announced that a further $1.5 million would be provided for the Ararat Arts Precinct project, to go on top of the existing $5.2 million investment from the State Government.