Kane Constructions was awarded a $30 million lump sum contract in January 2012 to redevelop the Leongatha Hospital.
The new facility is located behind the existing hospital buildings and was constructed whilst maintaining almost all of the existing facilities. The old buildings were demolished following occupation of the new hospital.
The new hospital has enabled Gippsland Southern Health Service to maintain all existing services and to provide the capacity to deliver the outcomes outlined in the South Coast Health Plan.
The new Hospital provides:
- 25 multiday acute beds (including maternity)
- Ten same day acute beds
- Two beds for palliative care
- A dedicated emergency/urgent care facility
- An integrated primary and community care facility
- Obstetric Procedures suite
- Operating theatre and procedure room
- Medical imaging
- Central sterile supply department.
- Facilities for staff support, education, administration and other essential services
Patient rooms in the hospital are almost exclusively single rooms with only two rooms being shared; all rooms have ensuites and one room with negative pressure for patients requiring isolation.
The overall floor space of the new hospital is approximately 7000 square metres - when joined to Koorooman House the total area of the new facility is approximately 9000 square meters.
The project was delivered via a lump sum contract with works completed in early 2014.