Redevelopment celebrates 12 month milestone

From left to right: Members of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary Karen Scott and Carol Thwaites stand with Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp in front of the new Pinkies tower cranes.

On Sunday, 23 July 2023, we welcomed the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Dan Andrews, the Minister for Health, the Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas MP, the Minister for Planning, the Hon. Sonya Kilkenny MP, the Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke MP, the Member for Hastings, Paul Mercurio MP, and the team from the Exemplar Health Consortium and Peninsula Health to celebrate 12-months since the first turning of the sod for the new Frankston Hospital.

Within 12 months, we’ve been able to watch the new space take shape; expanding and refurbishing our current emergency department and constructing a new multideck carpark, with several storeys now visible. 

The redevelopment will transform our current services, delivering a new 12-storey clinical services tower and main entrance, 130 more beds, new spaces for mental health and oncology services, expanded women’s and children’s services and 15 new operating theatres. Once operational, our bigger and better hospital will have capacity to treat approximately 35,000 more patient’s each year.

During this transformational period, you may have noticed the three tower cranes now lighting up the Frankston skyline. 

A common practise on large hospital developments is to recognise an individual or group by naming a crane in their honour.  

In recognition of Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group, it is with great pleasure that we announce the site tower cranes have been named ‘Pinkies’, in acknowledgement and appreciation of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, who have raised more than $10 million dollars for Frankston Hospital over the past five and a half decades.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the redevelopment team at​​​​​​​