The Ramsay Way - 2014 | 02 5 New theatres “delivered” to Caboolture Private CABOOLTURE PRIVATE HOSPITAL STAFF WERE VERY EXCITED TO RETURN TO WORK ON A MONDAY MORNING RECENTLY TO VIEW A LARGE NEW BUILDING EXTENSION WHICH APPEARED OVERNIGHT. In one of the first of its kind for a hospital in Queensland, the new development at Caboolture Private – consisting of a new operating theatre and day surgery - was constructed offsite and delivered in nine individual building modules by semi-trailers under police escort. The delivery was staged over two days and each module and roof section was carefully lifted into place by crane. Hospital CEO Chris Murphy said there were significant time-savings with this modular form of construction. “The building is constructed offsite in a large factory simultaneously while the site foundation works are undertaken and the statutory approvals obtained. “Then this all comes together at delivery. All that is left to do then is to complete the internal fit out and external finishes.” He said one key benefit was that much fewer trades people and vehicles are required onsite minimising traffic congestion, parking issues and inconvenience with potential disruption to services. “The other key benefit is that this construction method will reduce the overall build time by approximately 50 percent.” It is expected that this new extension to the hospital will be ready for occupancy by end of July 2014. Patients welcome new rooms at Donvale Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital has opened its new development – a new 40 bed all private room wing – with patient admissions commencing in April. Donvale CEO Gerard Kennedy said the new rooms have been extremely well-received by patients. “We now offer state-of-the-art accommodation that complements our quality rehabilitation services and enables us to remain competitive in the Melbourne metropolitan rehabilitation market,” Gerard said. Internal redevelopment of existing shared rooms is now underway and will see the creation of more private room accommodation. At completion of the project, Donvale will have 90 beds of which 82 will be private rooms. The project was designed by Team2; project managed by ISIS and constructed by APB Modular. It is the biggest development at Donvale since the extension which saw it become a dedicated rehabilitation facility in 1991. The redevelopment will be officially opened in late June. The Hollywood Clinic opens its new wing A BRAND NEW 30-BED WING WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED IN MAY AT THE HOLLYWOOD CLINIC, ALMOST DOUBLING THE CLINIC’S CAPACITY TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Hollywood Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mr Peter Mott said the $6.9 million expansion increased the number of beds to 70 and would enable the hospital to meet increasing demands for first class care. “The Hollywood Clinic is one of the largest private mental health facilities in Western Australia and is the only stand-alone private inpatient mental health facility located on a private acute care hospital site,” Peter said. “The co-location of The Hollywood Clinic alongside Hollywood Private Hospital provides important clinical benefits to the patients it cares for”. State Operations Manager WA/SA & Indonesia Kevin Cass-Ryall said the funds Ramsay had invested into The Hollywood Clinic shows its continued commitment to mental health care in WA. “The Hollywood Clinic was the first WA mental health facility Ramsay acquired, housing 30 mental health beds”. “Ramsay Health Care’s significant investment allows us the ability to meet the current community needs while allowing senior leadership to begin planning the next expansion of the Clinic”. The Clinic will treat an additional 400 inpatients and 2,500 same day patients each year. The Clinic was officially opened on Monday 12 May by The Honourable Helen Morton MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Disability Services, Child Protection. CEO GERARD KENNEDY SAID THE NEW ROOMS HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY WELL-RECEIVED BY PATIENTS New theatres being delivered up the Pacific Hwy to Caboolture.
The Ramsay Way - Winter 2014
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