Key milestone for Clayton electrical upgrade

Electrical supply systems at Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital have received a major boost.

Works on High Voltage lines feeding into both buildings were successfully completed on Thursday morning, providing more secure and reliable energy supply to the entire site.

Thursday morning’s planned Code Yellow at Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital required considerable planning and collaboration across project and clinical teams.

“The Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Project is progressing well, and the buy-in from clinical teams has been fantastic,” said Anna Laird, Director of Capital Projects.

“These upgrades are absolutely critical, and I’m pleased with how we’ve adapted the project timelines around COVID-19 responses. This absolutely has to happen to future-proof this entire site and ensure reliable electrical supply.”

The High Voltage changeover marks a key milestone for the project, which can now begin a larger program of planned temporary power shutdowns in wards.

The next phase of the project includes system upgrades inside wards at Monash Medical Centre. Wards will have localised periods of reduced power or a complete shutdown while their upgrades take place. Wards will have advance notice of their upgrade schedule.

Clinical leaders are involved in planning and ensuring contingencies are in place.

Approved by David Ballantyne, Executive Director of Capital and Infrastructure

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