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Frankston Hospital Redevelopment

Image: Artist impression of the Frankston Hospital Redevelopment. 

Construction underway on the new Frankston Hospital 

The redevelopment and expansion of the Frankston Hospital is delivering a new multi-storey tower with additional bed capacity, new operating theatres, enhanced mental health and oncology services along with expanded maternity and paediatric services. The redevelopment also includes a new car park and two state-wide emergency department initiatives: a five-bed emergency department mental health, alcohol and other drugs hub, and a dedicated paediatric zone. Works on the new Frankston Hospital began in June, near the Emergency Department on Yuille Street.

The redeveloped Frankston Hospital will have modern facilities, amenities and equipment that will support the delivery of enhanced care and patient and staff wellbeing. Increased service capacity will provide more access for people living locally, improving wait times and enabling patients to access more clinical support services closer to home.

The Frankston Hospital Redevelopment is being delivered as a public private partnership (PPP) under the Partnerships Victoria framework. The Exemplar Health consortium is designing, constructing, and financing construction and will maintain the new facility. Frankston Hospital will remain a public hospital, with all clinical health services operated by Peninsula Health.

Exemplar Health comprises Lendlease, Honeywell, Compass Group and Capella Capital has been awarded the contract. Construction of the main works is expected to be complete by the end of 2025, with the redevelopment operational in 2026.  Following this will be some further refurbishment works of the existing hospital and the construction of a childcare centre and community centre.

Image: Turning the first sod at the Frankston Hospital Redevelopment site in June 2022. (L-R Aunty Helen Bnads, Sonya Kilkenny MP, Paul Edbrooke MP, Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, Felicity Topp, Chief Executive, Mary-Anne Thomas, Minister for Health & Ambulance Services, Allison Smith, Board Director)

The redevelopment will transform services at the hospital, delivering a new 12-storey clinical services tower, 130 more beds and capacity to treat 35,000 more patients each year. A new and expanded operating theatre suite with 15 new theatres will mean more surgeries and shorter wait times for the local community.

In addition to delivering new mental health and oncology services, new inpatient units, expanded women’s and children’s services and a new medical imaging department, the redevelopment will include space for future expansion as demand in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula continues to increase.

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If you have a question about the project, please email fhredevelopment@phcn.vic.gov.au