The eight-storey redevelopment comprises a mix of new build and refurbishment of existing facilities which will improve access for patients, visitors and staff members. Hospital services will be located on the building’s lower levels and teaching, training and research facilities located on the upper levels.
Once completed, the redevelopment will deliver eight operating rooms, 14 recovery spaces, 37 same-day beds/ chairs, 24 overnight stay inpatient beds, 42 multi-functional and flexible outpatient consulting rooms, improved teaching, training and research facilities, an updated pharmacy.
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is Australia’s only specialist eye and ear, nose and throat hospital. It sees nearly 220,000 patients per year, including more than 40,000 emergency attendances.
More than 3,300 cubic metres of concrete and 500 tonnes of steel reinforcement were used in construction, with 2,500 workers contributing to the completion of the major structural works.