The first patients have begun settling into a new intensive care unit at Geelong Private Hospital.
The six-bed unit was completed last month at a cost of around $3 million.
Included in the development are three large ICU rooms with isolation capacities and three ICU bays.
In a statement released by the hospital earlier this year, general manager Janine Haigh said the intensive care facility would complement the hospital’s existing clinical services.
“The ICU will ultimately provide a service that better meets the needs of our patients, doctors, staff and the community, allowing us to expand and support our ability to care for patients requiring critical care,” she said.
The hospital’s intensive care director, Dr Paul McGinn, said the feedback from patients using the unit had been positive.
Work on the development began in April and the project was done in two stages to minimise the amount of disruption to the hospital.