New hospital wing opened

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Doing the rounds: Patient Jeanette Murphy, left, Health Minister Jill Hennessy, Peninsula Health chief operating officer Brendon Gardner, Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke, Channel 9 reporter Andrew Lund and Peninsula Health chairwoman Nancy Hogan at the official opening of Frankston Hospital’s new building. Picture: Gary Sissons

Doing the rounds: Patient Jeanette Murphy, left, Health Minister Jill Hennessy, Peninsula Health chief operating officer Brendon Gardner, Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke, Channel 9 reporter Andrew Lund and Peninsula Health chairwoman Nancy Hogan at the official opening of Frankston Hospital’s new building. Picture: Gary Sissons

THE opening of Frankston’s Hospital’s new $81 million building has been hailed “an important milestone” by Peninsula Health.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy visited the hospital last Tuesday (17 February) to officially open the new emergency department and three additional wards.

Patients began being accepted to the new wards last Thursday.

“The opening of this new building marks an important milestone in Frankston Hospital’s proud 74 year history. The last five years have seen more than $150 million invested in capital works for critical care, emergency medicine, and general medical services,” Peninsula Health chairwoman Nancy Hogan said.

Known as Frankston Stage 3, the new Building A includes a new emergency department, a coronary care unit and two general wards.

Peninsula Health CEO Sue Williams said “this significant development to Frankston Hospital is designed to address the acute health needs across the fast-growing Mornington Peninsula region.”

“Not only are the facilities and equipment amongst the best available, the quality of care from a patient’s perspective remains at the heart of this project.”

The three new wards have single and double rooms with ensuite bathrooms and communal areas for visitors.

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