In the last quarter of 2020, Kane Constructions was awarded the $76 million Lump Sum contract to deliver the Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion Project.
The project involves the construction of a new three story hospital facility adjacent to the existing facility including three new operating theatres, day procedure room, central sterilising department (CSSD), new emergency department with 18 additional treatment spaces, and a new 32-bed inpatient ward to meet the capacity to treat 26,000 extra emergency patients each year, catering for the growing Bass Coast community.
The new facility is connected to the existing via new undercover link ways and includes refurbishment works to existing areas to aid circulation to the new facility.
The development includes the construction of a new ‘Central Energy Node’ to centralise and provide upgraded plant, critical infrastructure and authority services connections to supply both existing and new facilities.
The project involves a high degree of interfacing with the existing live facility with services and infrastructure upgrades to cater for the new facility, future expansion and improved reliability of existing services.
The project is set to reach Practical Completion in early 2023.