Read the latest community update on the Maryborough and District Hospital redevelopment.
Early works on the hospital redevelopment are almost complete.
The $100 million hospital redevelopment promises state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to help staff deliver better healthcare and treat an extra 4,000 patients a year.
Early works to prepare the site and make way for the new build started in June 2022, led by contractor SJ Weir, the Victorian Health Building Authority and the Maryborough District Health Service.
The early works stage includes:
- Site preparations including the demolition of buildings and relocating in-ground services
- Relocation of dental services to refurbished premises above Clarendon Medical Centre
- On-site car parking at the north end of the hospital
- Relocation of family services to refurbished facilities off Florence Lane
Read more about the Maryborough and District Hospital Redevelopment.
Site preparations, involving the demolition of buildings and relocation of in-ground services are nearly done. The site on the corner of Clarendon and Neill Street is clear to make way for the new hospital building. Clarendon Street reopened last month as works to upgrade the sewer connections continue within the hospital grounds.
Change in access to UCC
Builders are creating an alternative access route to Urgent Care Centre (UCC) in preparation for when main construction starts. Vehicle entry to Urgent Care is still via Clarendon Street. However, the car parks outside the UCC are gone to provide clear ambulance access and a patient drop-off zone.
More car parks available
More than 40 new off-street parking spaces are available with the completion of the car park at the north end of the hospital.
The brightly lit car park is located between the community services building and the new student accommodation facility. The car park runs between Clarendon Street and Florence Lane to provide easy drive-through access to the hospital and co-located services.
Dental facilities opening soon
Our dental services team are preparing to move to new premises above Clarendon Medical Centre on Neill Street. The modern space includes four bright treatment rooms with plenty of storage and a shared reception area. Works have also improved access to the building entry downstairs.
With the fit-out almost complete, cleaning is underway to prepare for the installation of dental chairs and equipment. The dental services team will be closed for two weeks from April to undertake the big move, with a strategy in place for clients that require emergency dental care. We are looking forward to reopening dental services in mid-April.
Family services relocated
As a reminder, Anglicare Victoria, the Centre of Non-Violence and The Orange Door network have moved to refurbished facilities in the former Health and Movement Centre off Florence Lane. Allied health services such as physiotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy and some group programs have moved to High Street.
Student accommodation opens
In other news, MDHS welcomed Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Ripon Martha Haylett MP to open our new student accommodation facility at the start of March.
The new facility features 20 single bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, along with communal living, kitchen, dining areas and landscaped gardens. The contemporary building provides a comfortable and convenient place for medical, nursing and allied health students to stay for training and work placements.
It complements the excellent training we provide in rural health, and will help more students kick-start their careers in Maryborough.
The $4.5 million project was delivered in partnership with the Victorian Health Building Authority, and funded through the Victorian Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. It’s part of our vision to change the healthcare story with our community by building a strong and sustainable health service, and job opportunities in the Central Goldfields.
For more information about the Maryborough Hospital redevelopment visit vhba.vic.gov.au.