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LRH expansion plans

LRH expansion plans

Designs finalised for the next LRH expansion stage

Final designs have been released for the next stage of a $217 million dollar expansion at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Minister for Health Martin Foley today released the final designs for project, which he said would ensure families in Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley have timely access to world-class medical facilities.

The designs reveal a first look at the hospital’s exterior, grounds and internal fit-outs, which have been carefully considered to create a welcoming atmosphere for patients and families.

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The expansion will deliver a new emergency department resuscitation bay, three operating suites,six intensive care unit beds, 44 inpatient beds and a medical imaging and pathology unit.

Maternity services are also being expanded with the addition of two new birthing suites, six maternity beds, six special care nursery cots and a kids play area – ensuring more mums can give birth closer to home.

The expansion will create 600 jobs during the peak of construction and once complete will allow for an additional 6,200 elective surgeries per year.

“This vital expansion will meet the needs of a growing community – increased capacity and purpose-built treatment spaces ensuring patients don’t need to travel for complex procedures,” Mr Foley said.

A $73 million expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital (Stage 2) was completed in 2017 and delivered 30 new acute inpatient beds, 12 new short stay beds, a new emergency department and Gippsland’s first cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

Construction will begin later in 2021 with the expansion expected to be completed in 2023.

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