The Victorian Government is investing $541.6 million to redevelop and expand the Ballarat Base Hospital.
The DCWC Melbourne team is providing full Quantity Surveying services to Victorian Health Building Authority for the project.
The redevelopment of Ballarat Base Hospital will be delivered over multiple stages with a full project scope including:
• new central energy plant
• new pharmacy and pathology facilities
• new Centre for Education and Training
• multilevel hospital tower
• new emergency department
• new women and children’s hub
• state-of-the-art theatre suite
• an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds
• new and expanded critical care floor.
The new and expanded critical care floor will include:
• operating theatres
• procedure rooms
• an expanded intensive care unit
• endoscopy suites
• consulting rooms.
These upgrades will increase capacity to treat an extra 18,000 emergency patients and 14,500 inpatients per year. While new models of care and new design guidelines allow the redevelopment to be flexible and responsive to the increasing demand expected over the coming years.
The redevelopment will also boost employment in the region, with more than 1,400 jobs expected to be created during the construction phase. Once fully operational, up to 1,000 extra positions will be created at the hospital.
The redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2027.
Image: Artist impression of Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment site.