12.09.22

7 new car parking spots available to the public!

From today, Monday 12th September, 7 carparks (including 1 disabled access) are available for public parking in the staff carpark at the back of the Hospital. A 1 hour time limit applies to these parks.

We hope that this provides easier access for the community to our services within the immediate area.

Stay tuned for further updates to be provided on the SHDH Facebook page and via media release.

15.08.22

As many of you would be aware, the Old Nurses Home (60 McCrae Street) is due to be demolished in October. To celebrate the history of the building and acknowledge the many and wonderful staff that resided there over 44 years. SHDH will be hosting the “Old Nurses Home Celebration Event– The End of an Era” on Wednesday 28th September and you’re invited!!

Afternoon tea will be provided along with a brief history of the nursing home, a ED Redevelopment Project update and the opportunity to meet and chat with our Board of Directors. Stories will be told and memorabilia shared to ensure the nurses home receives the farewell it deserves and we look forward to seeing you there!

No need to RVSP- just turn up on the day!

05.08.22

Early works are expected to get underway this month that will be completed by AW Nicholson.

The initial steps will involve demolition and construction of a temporary pathology lab and cafeteria allowing for the main construction works to begin.  

The main construction works expected to get underway in early 2023 will replace the old emergency department and add a four-bed short-stay unit as well as mental health patient care and treatment rooms to support people who may need to isolate.

The project is on track to be completed in 2025 and will create nearly 150 jobs during its peak.

The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with the Federal Government, who are contributing $30 million towards the redevelopment.

https://architectureau.com/articles/designs-released-for-victorian-hospital-revamp/#

08.07.22

SHDH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT BUILDING RENDER DESIGNS RELEASED

We are extremely excited to share with our community, the much anticipated render designs for the SHDH Emergency Department Redevelopment!

This week, the Minister for Health, The Hon Mary-Anne Thomas released the render designs for the $48.7 million project, which will more than double the number of existing treatment spaces set in a new modern building, an innovative step in the right direction for Swan Hill District Health and the community we serve.

The designs reveal a first look at the new Emergency Department and associated clinical spaces which will create a welcoming atmosphere for patients and their families and will provide a new efficient working space for our staff. These designs have been developed and represented by SHDH Staff User Groups in conjunction with the project Consultant Team.

“We are delighted with the render designs that have been presented. They are the culmination of a lot of dedicated people working together to design the best possible space within the area we have been afforded.” said Chloe Keogh, Acting CEO at Swan Hill District Health, “We are so excited to have reached this stage of the project and look forward to working with our staff and the community on providing a new state of the art Emergency Department for our region and beyond.”

6.05.22

The Emergency Department project has now moved into the Detailed Design phase of the project, which has seen the establishment of key user groups specific to Emergency, Community Health, Occupational Therapy and HARP, Pathology (Austin), Front of House, Security and Café. Key staff representation through all sessions to date has been solid and well represented.

The Detailed Design Phase has an allocation of four (4) workshops for each user group identified. Each workshop is followed up with an Executive group session providing a summary of each workshop and key areas for discussion and decision. Our final Detailed Design Workshop was held last week, following this final week of workshops the consultant team anticipates agreement and sign off of this phase of the project from Swan Hill District Health.

We will then commence with some early works so as to decommission the existing building (old Nurses home) in preparation for the construction phase. Our Early works package includes temporary fit out for Pathology, Café and Community Health staff and their relocation to off site locations for the duration of the project. The project team is currently working on the Construction phasing so as to ensure that while our build is in progress services on site are minimally interrupted.

10.6.21

The new $48.7 Million SHDH Emergency Department development project has officially commenced.

SHDH has held its first meeting for the new Emergency Department development with the Victorian Health Building Authority, the Department of Health and the appointed project consultancy team to officially commence this exciting $48.7 Million project.

The  new Emergency Department development  will include:

  • 15 treatment rooms plus a 4 bed Short Stay Unit
  • A small extension to Radiology
  • A new  entry into the Hospital  with a reception area
  • New  larger waiting areas
  • A new Café
  • Staff office and meeting areas

The project consultants appointed to support this development are:

  • Silver Thomas Hanley- Architects
  • Aurecon – Project Manager
  • Lehr Consultants International (Engineering Services)
  • Slattery (Quantity Surveyor)
  • Philip Chun Building Code Consultants (Relevant Building Surveyor)

The draft Project Program is summarised as follows:

  • Project feasibility & schematic design                                June 2021 to December 2021
  • Design development and contract documentation           January 2022 to July 2022
  • Early building works  to prepare site                                 January 2022 to June 2022
  • Major building works                                                        November 2022 to June 2024

Our Consultancy Team and the SHDH Project Team will be gaining both staff and community input into the project by way of specific User and Working groups through the design and development phase.

The flow chart below provides an overview of how this project will be managed.

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12.09.22

7 new car parking spots available to the public!

From today, Monday 12th September, 7 carparks (including 1 disabled access) are available for public parking in the staff carpark at the back of the Hospital. A 1 hour time limit applies to these parks.

We hope that this provides easier access for the community to our services within the immediate area.

Stay tuned for further updates to be provided on the SHDH Facebook page and via media release.

15.08.22

As many of you would be aware, the Old Nurses Home (60 McCrae Street) is due to be demolished in October. To celebrate the history of the building and acknowledge the many and wonderful staff that resided there over 44 years. SHDH will be hosting the “Old Nurses Home Celebration Event– The End of an Era” on Wednesday 28th September and you’re invited!!

Afternoon tea will be provided along with a brief history of the nursing home, a ED Redevelopment Project update and the opportunity to meet and chat with our Board of Directors. Stories will be told and memorabilia shared to ensure the nurses home receives the farewell it deserves and we look forward to seeing you there!

No need to RVSP- just turn up on the day!

05.08.22

Early works are expected to get underway this month that will be completed by AW Nicholson.

The initial steps will involve demolition and construction of a temporary pathology lab and cafeteria allowing for the main construction works to begin.  

The main construction works expected to get underway in early 2023 will replace the old emergency department and add a four-bed short-stay unit as well as mental health patient care and treatment rooms to support people who may need to isolate.

The project is on track to be completed in 2025 and will create nearly 150 jobs during its peak.

The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with the Federal Government, who are contributing $30 million towards the redevelopment.

https://architectureau.com/articles/designs-released-for-victorian-hospital-revamp/#

08.07.22

SHDH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT BUILDING RENDER DESIGNS RELEASED

We are extremely excited to share with our community, the much anticipated render designs for the SHDH Emergency Department Redevelopment!

This week, the Minister for Health, The Hon Mary-Anne Thomas released the render designs for the $48.7 million project, which will more than double the number of existing treatment spaces set in a new modern building, an innovative step in the right direction for Swan Hill District Health and the community we serve.

The designs reveal a first look at the new Emergency Department and associated clinical spaces which will create a welcoming atmosphere for patients and their families and will provide a new efficient working space for our staff. These designs have been developed and represented by SHDH Staff User Groups in conjunction with the project Consultant Team.

“We are delighted with the render designs that have been presented. They are the culmination of a lot of dedicated people working together to design the best possible space within the area we have been afforded.” said Chloe Keogh, Acting CEO at Swan Hill District Health, “We are so excited to have reached this stage of the project and look forward to working with our staff and the community on providing a new state of the art Emergency Department for our region and beyond.”

6.05.22

The Emergency Department project has now moved into the Detailed Design phase of the project, which has seen the establishment of key user groups specific to Emergency, Community Health, Occupational Therapy and HARP, Pathology (Austin), Front of House, Security and Café. Key staff representation through all sessions to date has been solid and well represented.

The Detailed Design Phase has an allocation of four (4) workshops for each user group identified. Each workshop is followed up with an Executive group session providing a summary of each workshop and key areas for discussion and decision. Our final Detailed Design Workshop was held last week, following this final week of workshops the consultant team anticipates agreement and sign off of this phase of the project from Swan Hill District Health.

We will then commence with some early works so as to decommission the existing building (old Nurses home) in preparation for the construction phase. Our Early works package includes temporary fit out for Pathology, Café and Community Health staff and their relocation to off site locations for the duration of the project. The project team is currently working on the Construction phasing so as to ensure that while our build is in progress services on site are minimally interrupted.

10.6.21

The new $48.7 Million SHDH Emergency Department development project has officially commenced.

SHDH has held its first meeting for the new Emergency Department development with the Victorian Health Building Authority, the Department of Health and the appointed project consultancy team to officially commence this exciting $48.7 Million project.

The  new Emergency Department development  will include:

  • 15 treatment rooms plus a 4 bed Short Stay Unit
  • A small extension to Radiology
  • A new  entry into the Hospital  with a reception area
  • New  larger waiting areas
  • A new Café
  • Staff office and meeting areas

The project consultants appointed to support this development are:

  • Silver Thomas Hanley- Architects
  • Aurecon – Project Manager
  • Lehr Consultants International (Engineering Services)
  • Slattery (Quantity Surveyor)
  • Philip Chun Building Code Consultants (Relevant Building Surveyor)

The draft Project Program is summarised as follows:

  • Project feasibility & schematic design                                June 2021 to December 2021
  • Design development and contract documentation           January 2022 to July 2022
  • Early building works  to prepare site                                 January 2022 to June 2022
  • Major building works                                                        November 2022 to June 2024

Our Consultancy Team and the SHDH Project Team will be gaining both staff and community input into the project by way of specific User and Working groups through the design and development phase.

The flow chart below provides an overview of how this project will be managed.

The Victorian Department of Health has launched its free, online learning package covering the basic principles of infection prevention and control – IPC eLearning.

IPC eLearning contains content for non-clinical workers across all sectors and has been designed based on our team’s IPC response, education and advice provided during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for vulnerable people and groups. It was developed in partnership with VICNISS, one of Australia’s leading organisations responsible for conducting infection surveillance, prevention and control in acute and aged care.

IPC eLearning includes six short modules – chain of infection, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning, waste and working in an outbreak.

If you interested in completing this training, visit https://www.vicniss.org.au/resources/ipc-elearning-modules/ to access IPC eLearning. The IPC eLearning web page is open access with no log in required and can be viewed on any device.

Modules can be used to supplement existing training, with completion certificates available for each module. Summary sheets are also available to download or print with each module.

Resources:

SHDH no longer provides COVID Testing and Vaccination services.

We encourage our community to continue using Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT’s) for testing purposes. If a PCR is required for Pre-Surgery, the community can continue to have their PCR through Clinical Labs on McCrae Street for free. If a PCR is required for Travel purposes, community can head online to clinicallabs.com.au to book and pay for a test.

Our community is reminded to report positive RAT test’s through: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report

COVID vaccinations continue to be available through local pharmacies and GP Clinics. Contact them for further information