The Australian government has unveiled new specialist consulting facilities at Frankston Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, which will improve access to outpatient services for residents on the Mornington Peninsula.
Following a $81m redevelopment programme, the hospital was opened earlier in the year with a new and larger emergency department, special nursery cots, intensive care beds, a short stay ward and two 32-bed acute adult inpatient wards.
The recently opened facilities have replaced the old emergency department at the hospital, and now deliver a revamped service for Peninsula Health’s women’s, children’s, adolescent’s, and orthopaedic specialist clinics.
Those include 22 consulting rooms, procedure rooms, waiting areas and multi-purpose rooms.
Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews said the new facilities are aimed to deliver improved experience for patients, families and carers with an innovative patient check-in kiosk, a breast feeding space, colour coding to help people find their way around, and better amenities and privacy.
Victoria minister for health Jill Hennessy said: "We are working hard to ensure Victorians on the Peninsula can access the specialist care they need, closer to home."
"These new outpatient services have been designed with patients front of mind, and I’m very impressed by the innovative systems that have been put in place to make the experience better and easier for patients."
Parliament of Victoria member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said: "These new facilities are state-of-the-art and will make a significant difference to the ageing population here on the Peninsula, as well as the thousands of visitors that flock to our region every summer."