Work has commenced on a $9.7 million refurbishment of St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital, south east of Melbourne, which will deliver new and improved patient accommodation and amenities by early 2018.

Artist impression front buidling

Chief Executive Officer Sally Faulkner said the most critical component of the refurbishment was to increase the number of single rooms at our hospital to better support patients through their recovery.

“We will be converting our three and four bed rooms to two bed rooms and refurbishing our bathrooms, all with a view to providing our patients with greater comfort and privacy,” Sally said.

“The design will also give us the flexibility to increase the bed capacity as required, to meet the demands for our services.”

For a rehabilitation hospital, access is incredibly important and new front and rear entrances to the hospital will make it easier for patients as well as vehicles that transport patients after surgery or injury.

With a new front reception featuring a lounge area and kiosk, the caregivers and volunteers of St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital will better be able to share the hospitality for which they are so highly regarded in the local community.

“Whilst this is a comprehensive and detailed refurbishment it will occur in stages so that we minimise the impact on our inpatient and outpatient services,” Sally said.

“We will continue with business as usual to provide our comprehensive rehabilitation services every day throughout the refurbishment.”

Scope of works planned:

  • Conversion of 3 and 4 bed wards to 2 bed wards.
  • Increased single rooms
  • Patient rooms and ensuites will be refurbished and refreshed
  • Improved front entrance access for patients and vehicles
  • New kiosk, lounge area, 3 additional consulting rooms, Chapel and an adjoining multipurpose meeting room all form part of the new look foyer.
(Image displayed is artist impression of refurbishment)

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