Hospital revamp is all go
May 31, 2016
WAVERLEY Private Hospital’s $16 million expansion is taking shape.
The revamp is hard to miss at the Mt Waverley hospital, with the prefabricated building blocks made off site and craned into place.
Two additional operating theatres will be added to the hospital – bringing the total to seven – as well as 32 more private rooms.
The reception will get a fresh look and the existing shared patient rooms will be turned into private suites.
Chief executive Jill Gleeson said the hospital was expanding its existing range of medical, surgical and maternity services.
“With the demolition of the old consulting rooms, over 40 of our specialists have temporarily relocated their consulting to various locations close to the hospital,” she said.
“They will move back into brand new on-site consulting suites as soon as they are ready.”
Ms Gleeson said the hospital had played a huge role in the community for more than 45 years.
“We are very proud of our team of doctors and staff who have continued to work with us to ensure we minimise the impact on patients during this exciting phase in our history,” she said.
Monash Council voted unanimously for the redevelopment to extend the existing building and build over the carpark, adding 31 car spaces in September last year.
With permission from Monash Leader newspaper
Waverley Private Hospital’s director of clinical services Emma Saliba.