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Plans revealed for a bigger, better Frankston Hospital

Frankston Hospital will be transformed into a world-leading teaching hospital and research institution, if plans for its expansion are approved.

The multi-million dollar blueprint was unveiled today by Peninsula Health, which operates Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, The Mornington Centre, Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre and community health programs on the Mornington Peninsula.

The expansion of Frankston Hospital would deliver 115 more beds for the local community by mid-2021. There would also be seven new operating theatres and an expanded maternity department, which would match the projected growth in population. A detailed feasibility plan is being undertaken for this $200-$300 million development and is scheduled to be completed in February 2018.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, David Anderson, said the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community will benefit from a bigger, better Frankston Hospital.

“The plans we have released today detail our vision for Frankston Hospital, and the longer-term vision for a future health and education precinct with Monash University,” said Mr Anderson.

Frankston Hospital Chief Operating Officer, Brendon Gardner, says the expansion is integral to meeting the community’s healthcare needs over the next two decades.

“As our population grows, it is vital we grow with it,” said Mr Gardner.

“In order to continue to deliver world-class healthcare to the local community, we need the facilities to match the expertise of our doctors and nurses.”

“The health and education precinct will help us attract the best and brightest minds to Frankston, so we can meet new health challenges in the coming decades head-on,” added Mr Gardner.

The health and education precinct would include dedicated clinical teaching and research spaces operated in conjunction with Monash University.

Pro-Vice Chancellor of Monash University Peninsula campus, Professor David Copolov AO, said that the University is excited to build on its partnership with Peninsula Health.

“We look forward to partnering with the Hospital to expand our teaching and research activities in Frankston,” said Professor Copolov.

“This crucial project has the full support of the local community who understand the importance of having access to the best of care, close to home,” added Mr Anderson.

It is estimated the expansion of Frankston Hospital would also generate 1,000 new jobs in the local area, half of which would be permanent positions.

More information about the plans is available online here.

 

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