DEVELOPMENTS 4 The Ramsay Way - 2014 | 04 Mental Health extension for Mitcham Private RAMSAY’S MITCHAM PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN MELBOURNE HAS OPENED AN EXTENSION TO ITS MENTAL HEALTH UNIT - VICTORIA COURT - IN A NEW 21 BED STATE-OF-THEART WING. The addition of this new wing to its existing services bringing the total number of mental health beds at Mitcham to 30. Mitcham CEO Sam Dodd said demand was high for the service with the Unit fully occupied from day one. “Our patients are enjoying the new facility which offers plenty of natural light with extensive windows and skylights; a new gym and dining facility,” said Sam. Victoria Court treats patients with a range of mental health issues. New modular Day Surgery for Caboolture A new dedicated day surgery has been completed at Caboolture Private Hospital, the first major expansion of the hospital since it opened 15 years ago. In a first of its kind for a hospital in Queensland, the new development – consisting of a new operating theatre and procedure room – was largely constructed offsite and delivered in nine individual building modules. The delivery was staged over two days and each module and roof section was carefully lifted into place by crane, then sealed and secured. Construction and fit out was completed by early November. The new unit boasts a modern admission area and discharge lounge, along with a third operating theatre. Hospital CEO Chris Murphy said the expansion would enable the hospital meet the increasing demand for private services. “The extension to the hospital provides us with much improved efficiencies in managing our day admissions and also enables improved capacity for accommodating overnight surgical patients,” Chris said. “We will also now be able to better meet the needs of our inpatient medical and palliative care patients.” In an interesting aside, Caboolture anaesthetist Dr John Malczewski anaesthetised the first patient to be operated on in Caboolture Private Hospital’s new theatres which were opened on 12 November 2014. He was also the anaesthetist for the very first surgical patient at the hospital when it opened back in February 1999. The new unit will be officially opened in February 2015. Emergency Department announced for Peninsula Private Ramsay to open new day surgery in the Shire RAMSAY HEALTH CARE WILL OPEN THE KINGSWAY DAY SURGERY IN MIRANDA IN LATE JANUARY BRINGING ITS OFFICIAL NUMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FACILITIES TO 70. The new $6.5 million day surgery will occupy one floor of a large medical precinct and will be a dedicated day surgery centre with two operating theatres and two specialist procedure rooms as well as a large recovery area. Specialist services to be undertaken at the unit will include ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology, dermatology and plastic & reconstructive surgery. Approximately 30 staff, including administration; nursing; and ancillary staff will be newly employed at the day surgery with expressions of interests currently being sought. The new Kingsway Day Surgery is located close to Kareena Private Hospital, and both facilities will be managed by CEO Steve Rajcany. RAMSAY HEALTH CARE HAS ANNOUNCED CONSTRUCTION OF A PRIVATE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT PENINSULA PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN FRANKSTON, VICTORIA AS PART OF A $55 MILLION DEVELOPMENT OF THIS HOSPITAL TO BE UNDERTAKEN WITH LANDLORD AUSTRALIAN UNIT HEALTHCARE PROPERTY TRUST. The Emergency Department will be part of a major building redevelopment that will see a further 71 inaptient beds added to the hospital. A state-of-the-art operating room will also be part of the development and a much-anticipated parking facility. Further specialist consulting suites are also planned. With construction officially launched in November by the Hon Matthew Guy, Minister for Planning and Multicultural Affairs, the complex development will take 18 months and will provide significant employment opportunities both during the construction and operational phase. Hospital CEO Greg Hall said the new emergency department would be a valuable asset for the local community given the ageing population on the Peninsula and the high demand for the local public service which is recognised as one of the busiest in the State. Ramsay’s second hospital on the Peninsula is also currently undergoing a comprehensive construction with a new inpatient rehabilitation facility incorporating a hydrotherapy centre and gymnasium currently under construction.
The Ramsay Way - Summer 2014
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