The Victorian Government is investing $100 million to redevelop and expand Maryborough and District Hospital.
The redevelopment includes a mix of new building and refurbishment works, including the construction of a new purpose-built facility to the south of the existing hospital.
After many years of planning, early works are underway and the hospital redevelopment is starting to take shape.
New hospital will bring many benefits
The state-of-the-art development will deliver:
- a new urgent care centre
- a 32-bed inpatient unit
- a new maternity unit and birthing suites
- two operating theatres and recovery spaces
- a day medical centre with clinical imaging, pharmacy and pathology services
- consultant suites
- reception area, and
- more car parking
When complete, staff at Maryborough and District Hospital will have bigger and better facilities to enable staff to treat an additional 4,000 patients every year.
The hospital redevelopment will provide integration with other primary health and community services, and a better patient experience.
New birthing suites and maternity beds will mean more local women can give birth in Maryborough, close to family and loved ones.
New facilities will provide a safe and improved working environment for staff to support recruitment and the retention of a sustainable workforce. The project is also expected to create approximately 300 industry jobs.
Modern design based on user needs
Architects Silver Thomas Hanley were appointed to design the redevelopment.
The artist impressions unveiled last year reveal a first look at the hospital’s exterior, main entry and new clinical spaces.
The modern design and layout combined with the co-location of services will improve patient flow and deliver better care.
The design team worked closely with MDHS to develop the design based on clinical service needs. The process included consultation with staff, patients and carers to consider the consumer and user experience, and feedback from a community survey to enhance the hospital experience.
The design team considered surrounding heritage buildings and the landscape in the design, and is consulting with representatives of the Dja Dja Wurrung community as part of the process.
The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority on behalf of the Department of Health, in partnership with Maryborough District Health Service, Silver Thomas Hanley Architects and SJ Weir.
Local contractor SJ Weir was appointed to carry out the early works, which started in June 2022. Main construction works are expected to start in early 2023.
The hospital building is targeted for completion in late 2024, with the external forecourt and landscaping expected to follow in early 2025.
For more information and frequently asked questions visit vhba.vic.gov.au.
Read our community updates for the latest information the redevelopment.
Community update – February 2023.