Maryvale Private Hospital in Victoria has opened the first stage of a $16 million redevelopment.
Two new theatres and 19 recovery beds are now in operation at the Gippsland hospital, and CEO Lee Garwood is excited by the project.
“We have been waiting for this day to come, where we can welcome patients and begin using the functional spaces to accommodate more surgeries and care for our community,” he said.
The redevelopment features state-of-the-art sterilisation workflows and systems, as well as being a warm and pleasant environment.
Mr Garwood said it was important to not only focus on the latest technology for safe and contemporary care, but also to deliver a comfortable and efficient hospital stay.
Stage one is the biggest part of the works, effectively doubling surgical throughput and expanding services and healthcare options for Gippslanders.
The hospital has continued to run at full capacity throughout the redevelopment and patients have been able to access all care and procedures as planned.
“The staff have been so patient throughout the build, and with our new areas now open, are excited to use the facilities and have upgrades on technology, workflows and patient experience,” Mr Garwood said.
“Our newly-recruited nurse graduates who started recently have settled in and will also get to experience working in this area – a very exciting time for the hospital and the community.”
The next stages are set to roll-out immediately, and will include a doubling of specialist consulting suites, an expansion of an existing theatre, creation of a new patient admission area and staff amenities.
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