This project involved an expansion of the Special Care Nursery at Casey Hospital to meet the growing demand in Melbourne’s southern suburbs.
The $5 million expansion provides the facilities to care for acutely ill babies and has tripled the number of cots allowing the hospital to cater for an extra 1000 births a year.
The expansion helps keep mothers and their babies together by reducing the need to transfer newborn babies requiring extra care to other hospitals. It also allows for babies with extra needs born at other hospitals to move closer to home with their mothers.
The project was delivered under a lump sum contract with works being completed in late 2010. The scope of works comprised 14 additional special care nursery cots, increasing the number of cots to 20,along with new consulting suites with areas for health promotion, education and support for families with seriously ill babies.