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Frankston Hospital Redevelopment

Peninsula Health is working in partnerships to deliver capital works programs and upgrades to sites and services across our health network. The quality of care we deliver to our community is of paramount importance and we are looking forward to delivering improvements and new facilities across a range of services in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula over the coming years.

Construction underway on the new Frankston Hospital 

Image: Turning the first sod at the Frankston Hospital Redevelopment site. 

The Victorian Government’s redevelopment of Frankston Hospital is underway, with the first sod turned in late June 2022, with the Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews in attendance, alongside the Minister for Health & Ambulance Services, Mary-Anne Thomas, Peninsula Health Chief Executive, Felicity Topp and Board Director, Allison Smith – signalling the start of the build for the transformational upgrade.

Works are now underway near the Emergency Department and Mental Health service on Yuille Street, and we look forward to watching this significant development as it progresses.

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. 

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.

Image: Artist impression of the Frankston Hospital Redevelopment. 

The Frankston Hospital Redevelopment is being delivered as a public private partnership (PPP) under the Partnerships Victoria framework. The Exemplar Health consortium will design, construct, finance and 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.

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.

For more detail on the project, please click here