Expansion plans for Frankston Hospital

Seven new operating theatres, 115 more beds and an expanded maternity department are part of a proposed multi-million dollar expansion of Frankston Hospital.  The expansion blueprint has been unveiled by Peninsula Health, with a detailed feasibility plan for the $200-$300 million development scheduled to be completed in February.

Peninsula Health’s acting chief executive officer, David Anderson, said the blueprint “details our vision for Frankston Hospital and the longer-term vision for a future health and education precinct with Monash University”.  The precinct would include dedicated clinical teaching and research spaces operated in conjunction with the university. 

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The hospital’s chief operating officer, Brendon Gardner, said the expansion would transform the hospital into a world-leading teaching hospital and research institution and was integral to meeting the community’s health care needs over the next two decades.  “In order to continue to deliver world-class health care to the local community, we need the facilities to match the expertise of our doctors and nurses,” Mr Gardner said. “The health and education precinct will help us attract the best and brightest minds to Frankston so we can meet new health challenges in the coming decades head-on.”

Mr Anderson estimated the expansion project would generate 1000 new jobs in the area, half of which would be permanent positions.