Major construction works are about to commence as part of the Monash Medical Centre Emergency Department Redevelopment and Traffic Improvement Project.
“From 19 September people should be prepared for a significant change at the front of the site, and through the main entrance and emergency departments,” said Anna Morgan, Director of Capital Projects.
“We’re asking our employees to champion this project when speaking to patients and visitors, and to emphasise the long-term benefits it will deliver. This will help to reduce frustration.”
The main points to note are:
- The establishment of two large Builders Work Zones on the site
- The relocation of Adult Short Stay Unit to Level 5
Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians around the construction zones, and there will be changed traffic flow for vehicles.
“We recognise that staff, visitors, and patients will all have to make adjustments to how they move in and around Monash Medical Centre,” Ms Morgan said. “But ultimately this project will deliver major upgrades for our emergency department, and improve the way we provide critical care.
“Internally, there will be changes to the emergency department with the Adult Short Stay Unit relocating to Level 5 for the duration of the project,” Ms Morgan said.
“This free space on Level 2 that will be important as we construct our temporary emergency triage and waiting spaces.”