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Redevelopment green light

Tuesday, 20th December 2011

$56.3M redevelopment plans get green light

St John of God Hospital Geelong has been successful in its planning application, with the City of Greater Geelong giving the hospital’s major $56.3M redevelopment the go ahead.

Project managers Johnstaff Projects will lead a team of consultants including Silver Thomas Hanley, as the project architects, in transforming the current hospital site into an iconic healthcare precinct.

The redevelopment of the inner city campus will give the Geelong community:

  • A new Private Emergency Department
  • Three new Operating Theatres to the hospital’s existing suite of 10 theatres
  • A new Hydrotherapy Pool
  • A new Rehabilitation Centre
  • 64 new inpatient beds, bringing the hospital’s beds to a total of 250
  • A new Angiography Suite
  • 3½ levels of underground car parking
  • A new Chapel
  • A new six storey Medical Centre
  • A new café and gift shop
  • Expanded and refurbished staff amenities

The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Roberts, said the hospital was delighted that the City of Greater Geelong had approved the plans so quickly.

“We are committed to transforming the hospital to meet community need for high quality, health care services in our growing region,” Mr Roberts said.

 “This is the most exciting project undertaken by our hospital and we are looking forward to unveiling our new buildings and services by February 2014.”

 “Since the arrival of the Sisters of St John of God in 1974, St John of God Hospital Geelong has grown with the rapidly expanding Barwon and South Western region and we are committed to continuing to provide innovative options and excellence in care to our community,” Mr Roberts said.

He said that during the redevelopment, the hospital would be continuing to provide current services and would be regularly communicating with patients and the community to ensure they were aware of changes to hospital access points and the achievement of project milestones.

Further information about the redevelopment can be found at www.sjog.org.au/geelongredevelopment