As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Monash Health’s major construction projects have responded by adjusting to meet the health and safety needs of the community.
Most notably, construction on Casey Hospital’s tower is now complete, and the facility is rapidly coming online. Wards are now operational within the tower, and well-planned changes to patient flow have led to significant improvements across the site.
The Emergency Department Redevelopment at Monash Medical Centre has continued to progress well, and the northern extension is on-track to be completed in early 2021. That will allow the current operational emergency department to relocate into the new space while the current emergency department is completely refurbished.
The project and construction teams have worked well under challenging circumstances, and have made all the necessary adjustments to allow construction of the temporary resuscitation units.
The Victorian Heart Hospital construction has continued throughout the COVID-19 response. The project is on-track with expected completion in late 2022.
Unfortunately, the Moose Imagination Tree at Monash Children’s Hospital, while complete, cannot be opened yet. This exciting space will be a major boost for children and families at Monash Children’s Hospital, and a celebratory launch event for our community will be held as soon as possible.
Smaller capital projects have continued to progress well, including the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade. The Capital Projects team will continue to monitor the situation, and project timelines may be adjusted based on the COVID-19 response.
Authorised by David Ballantyne, Executive Director, Capital and Infrastructure on 29 April 2020
Signed off by HICT on 29 April 2020