Multi-million dollar Angliss expansion to get underway

The Angliss Hospital is set for a multi-million dollar revamp improving the care for patients in the east. Picture: ON FILE. 264648_08

An upgraded Angliss Hospital is one step closer with construction now underway on stage two of the redevelopment, which will make sure people in Melbourne’s east can continue to access world-class healthcare, close to home.

Health Infrastructure minister Mary-Anne Thomas turned the first sod of the $112 million redevelopment on Wednesday 12 June – which once complete will be the site of a new four storey building.

“This massive expansion will deliver more beds, an expanded outpatient unit, and four new operating theatres – making sure residents in the outer east region can continue to access the best possible care now and into the future,” she said.

With site preparation and relocation of existing services now complete, construction crews will begin main works – starting with the demolition of the old and outdated East Block.

The new building will be home to a 32-bed inpatient unit, four operating theatres, an upgraded central sterile supply department, and spaces for outpatient service.

“The Angliss Hospital expansion will transform the services offered by Eastern Health, including emergency care, general medical, surgery, maternity, paediatrics and rehabilitation services – ensuring communities in Knox and the Yarra Ranges can get the world-class healthcare they need, closer to home,” Monbulk MP Daniela De Martino said.

On track for completion in 2026, the expansion will increase the amount of surgery that can be delivered at the hospital while also delivering more capacity for inpatient and outpatient services.

“This redevelopment will be a gamechanger for our area, providing easier access to critical services – meaning locals will be able to get the care they need close to home,” Bayswater MP Jackson Taylor said.

Designs of the new building were also released today which are inspired by the nearby Dandenong Ranges and reflect the local environment with colours from the local landscape used to differentiate floors and departments.

The designs will also ensure patients and visitors are flooded with natural light, while giving staff a more comfortable working environment.

The redeveloped Angliss Hospital will also be an all-electric building – reducing emissions and the hospital’s impact on the surrounding environment.

Delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with Eastern Health, architects Silver Thomas Hanley and builders Kane Constructions – the project will create up to 330 local construction jobs, delivering a boost to area’s local economy.