Progress in upgrades to Dandenong Hospital Diagnostic Imaging

Dandenong Hospital’s imaging service upgrades are progressing well, with the project scheduled to be complete in late 2020. 

Project works have continued throughout the COVID-19 response, and the team is on track to deliver a new CT room with a control and reporting room, including office administration support. 

Slab works are now complete, allowing the next phases of the project to commence. “Crane works over the weekend will help to accommodate the new plant platform, and we’ll have more crane works involved the coming phases of the project” said Senior Project Manager Frank Michienzi. 

“The installation of specialist services to support the new facilities is now underway as well. We’ve worked to keep disruption to a minimum, and we continue to stage the project to ensure MRI service is maintained at the site at all times.” 

 “Ultimately, upon completion of the new CT area, we will relocate the existing CT into its purpose-built new space. This will allow us to commence work on the MRI redevelopment,” Frank said.  

The new CT will be located closer to the emergency department, ensuring quicker access for employees. 

An additional MRI system will also be installed to be co-located with the existing MRI in an upgraded environment. The project will improve the separation of inpatient and outpatient activity while boosting imaging capacity at Dandenong Hospital. 

Moorabbin Hospital MRI machine.

Approved by David Ballantyne, Executive Director of Capital and Infrastructure

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