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A World-Class Hospital for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula

A bigger, better Frankston Hospital

Peninsula Health has plans for a significant expansion of Frankston Hospital, and a shared vision with Monash University to create a vibrant Health and Education Precinct.

The transformed Frankston Hospital will deliver:

  • A new in-patient tower block with 96 new beds, making Frankston Hospital one of the largest public hospitals in Victoria
  • Relocate 160 existing beds from old block into the purpose-built, state-of-the-art wards in the tower block
  • 13 additional emergency short stay beds to treat people faster in our Emergency Department
  • Expanded operating theatre complex with two new operating theatres, bringing the total number of theatres to 12 
  • Expanded maternity and paediatric services 
  • Integrated Cancer Services with diagnostics and treatment under one roof, with 24 new chemotherapy chairs
  • Dedicated clinical teaching spaces to train the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
  • A world-leading Centre of Excellence in Ageing and Chronic Disease
  • World-class healthcare for Frankston and Peninsula families, on their doorstep.

Renewing our ageing infrastructure 

Our doctors and nurses deliver excellent care, but Frankston Hospital is over 75 years old with ageing infrastructure that no longer meets contemporary standards.

The $81 million development in 2014 – which provided three new wards and a new Emergency Department – has already transformed hospital care, enabling our highly skilled staff to deliver the best of care to patients and families, close to home. 

Rapid population growth and population ageing over the next two decades will put intense pressure on the hospital. Without the investment of new world-class facilities, we will struggle to meet this demand. 

Frankston Hospital Redevelopment option

Artist’s impression of the proposed Frankston Hospital Redevelopment

A world-class hospital for a growing population

  • The Frankston and Mornington Peninsula population is forecast to grow by 18% by 2027.  The housing affordability crisis is also likely to see more young families move to the Peninsula  to take advantage of lower house prices and good local schools.
  • The Frankston Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Victoria and has the highest number of ambulance arrivals in the State.
  • Admissions to Frankston Hospital increased by 15% during the last two years and will grow further still over the next decade. 
  • The Frankston-Peninsula community has high rates of population ageing and chronic disease, alongside high numbers of paediatric and maternity admissions.

More local jobs 

Many parts of the local community experience above-average unemployment. Construction of the new Frankston Hospital will create 1,000 new local jobs:

  • 500 jobs during construction, with 10% going to local apprentices
  • Over 500 long-term local jobs for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, administration and support staff. 

A world-class hospital, with world-class clinical, teaching and research spaces will attract the best and brightest minds and their families to the Peninsula, helping to further transform our community into a thriving regional centre.

Key milestones 

  • Acquired the tennis courts adjacent to Frankston Hospital. Peninsula Health will take possession of the tennis courts in early 2019. 
  • $15 million Teaching and Research Centre in partnership with Monash University – construction to commence February 2019. 
  • Project Feasibility study underway.
  • Government approval sought in early 2018.
  • Construction able to commence from mid-2019.
Frankston Hospital Redevelopment option

Artist’s impression of what the proposed new Frankston Hospital could look like from Hastings Road.

We need your help

This project will only happen with community support. What you can do to help:

  • Tell your friends
  • Write to your local member of parliament
  • Share on social media