Work has started on a $9.7 million refurbishment of St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital to deliver new and improved patient accommodation and amenities.
The work, which is expected to be completed early next year, includes converting three and four-bed wards to two-bed wards; increasing the number of single rooms; refurbishing patient rooms and ensuites; and improving front entrance access for patients and vehicles. A new kiosk, lounge area, three additional consulting rooms, a chapel and an adjoining multipurpose meeting room will all form part of the new-look foyer.
Chief executive officer Sally Faulkner said the most critical component of the refurbishment was increasing the number of single rooms to provide patients with greater comfort and privacy during their recovery. “The design will also give us the flexibility to increase the bed capacity as required to meet the demands for our services,” Sally said.
“While this is a comprehensive and detailed refurbishment, it will occur in stages so that we minimise the impact on our inpatient and outpatient services. We will continue with business as usual to provide our comprehensive rehabilitation services every day throughout the refurbishment.”
ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
A: 255-265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston
T: 9788 3333