The Casey Hospital Tower has commenced clinical services. This exciting news allows us to reconfigure our wards at this site and create additional bed capacity, including a 12-bed Intensive Care Unit to help us prepare for our COVID-19 public health response.
We have been orientating our employees to the new building and have begun the phased commissioning of the following areas:
- Ward D has relocated to IPU L2 (tower) which will facilitate the re-purposing of Ward D as a COVID-19 Management ward
- Ward C will relocate today to IPU L3 (tower) to facilitate re-purposing of Ward C as an Admission Ward (8 Admission ward beds)
- The Emergency Department will expand its Short Stay Unit to the Casey Hospital Expansion beds (planned 13 April)
- Phased commissioning of the Casey Hospital Intensive Care Unit pending demand (from 20 April)
- Commissioning IPU L4 (tower) as a Non-COVID ward pending demand (from 27 April)
- Commissioning IPU L5 (tower) as COVID Management ward pending demand (from 11 May)
- Commissioning of the Dialysis Annexe to provide an additional 9 chairs for dialysis capacity at the Casey Hospital site (pending demand)
As part of this, the Emergency Department moved its Fast Track service to the old Monash Heart Specialist Consulting space on 4 April.
Recruitment has already commenced to help us expand these clinical services at the Casey Hospital site, with vacancies open to internal and external applicants via: www.monashhealth.org/careers
These exciting changes at Casey Hospital mean we will be able to provide a higher acuity clinical service at the Casey Hospital site, reduce the need for transfers to our Clayton and Dandenong Hospital sites and best meet the needs for our local community.