Kane Constructions has been awarded the $95 million Lump Sum contract to deliver the Northern Hospital Inpatient Expansion - Stage 2 project.
With the demand for quality healthcare continuing to rise in Melbourne’s fast-growing northern growth corridor, the Northern Hospital is undergoing a major rebuilding and refurbishment project.
As one of the state’s busiest emergency departments, treating more than 88,000 patients each year, the hospital delivers an average of 120 emergency surgeries and receives 450 ambulance arrivals per week.
Stage 2 will increase the tower from three to seven floors, providing space for improved facilities and extra room to meet future needs.
Among the features of the new development will be three 32-bed wards accommodating 96 acute in-patient beds, three new operating theatres including one hybrid theatre, a critical care unit, new central sterile supply unit, and the future provision for a helipad.
All works are being carried out in a fully operational hospital environment with construction works due to finish in 2021.