A growing demand for access to theatres and day oncology services at Epworth Eastern has led to a new redevelopment project set to commence later this year to install a tenth operating theatre and increase the hospital’s day oncology capacity from eight chairs to 17.
The new theatre, located on level 3 within the main theatre complex, is expected to be used by multiple specialties.
The day oncology unit is located on level 4 and the proposed expansion to provide nine additional chairs sits directly above the new theatre, enabling both these works to take place simultaneously. The works to day oncology will ensure the unit makes the most of the existing parkland views out across Box Hill Gardens.
This package of works is expected to be completed by May 2016. The tender for construction was awarded to Plan Group, a construction management company with extensive healthcare construction experience.