Ballarat will benefit from state-of-the-art hospital services as the massive redevelopment of the hospital begins to take shape.
Health Minister Martin Foley today unveiled a first look at the new Ballarat Base Hospital Support Services Building and Energy Plant, part of the second stage of the $541.6million redevelopment of Andrews’ Labor government.
The new images showcase the impressive facade and interior spaces of the Drummond Street building, which will house a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology services, and an education and counseling center. learning.
The $80 million project incorporates a new power plant into the redevelopment, as part of the Securing the energy supply initiative ensuring that hospitals can supply themselves in the event of a problem.
Construction of the first stage of the massive redevelopment is nearing completion, with local builder H. Troon relocating and upgrading reception areas, retreat spaces, prayer rooms and consultation suites.
Demolition of the old facilities is currently underway, with construction of the hospital’s new power plant and support services building due to start this year.
Delivered by Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA), the project will be carried out in stages and once opened will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 additional emergency patients and 14,500 additional inpatients per year.
The redevelopment includes a multi-level tower with a new emergency department, women’s and children’s center, state-of-the-art movie theater and 100 additional inpatient and short-term beds.
A call for tenders is currently underway to find a builder to deliver phase 2 of the project. Construction of the final stage is expected to be completed in 2026.
As Health Minister Martin Foley said
“We have almost completed the first stage of this redevelopment and are now moving to the second stage, ensuring that the community can access modern hospital support services, including pathology, pharmacy and education, which will be essential to the long-term success of the hospital. ”
As Wendouree MP Juliana Addison said
“We are making a record investment in the Ballarat Base Hospital and it’s great news for our community to see this take shape.”
As Buninyong MP Michaela Settle said
“This ultra-modern building is the first major step in the redevelopment. It will transform the landscape along Drummond Street and provide our hospital staff with the modern facilities they deserve.