Swan Hill Emergency Department Redevelopment Project

15.12.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿšง Important Notice for Patients and Visitors ๐Ÿšง

Please be advised that the Splatt Street SHDH main hospital front entrance vehicle ramp driveway and drop-off will be ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ•๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘. The driveway crossover will also be inaccessible during this time. Closure is required to unload structural steel to the new fire tank area plus to install steel alongside the acute ward veranda area which currently has the temporary fencing along the edge.

During this period, you can continue to access the main SHDH hospital entrance via the pedestrian ramp. For those in need of front-door drop-off or pick-up services, we kindly request that you use the Emergency Department entrance.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

24.11.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿšง Emergency Department Driveway area to be partially flagged off – Monday, November 27th 2023, from 6 AM to 12 PM, Tuesday, November 28th 2023, from 6 AM to 12 PM and Wednesday, November 29th 2023, from 6 AM to 9 AM at the south side of the Emergency Department driveway.๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

Monday, November 27th 2023, and Tuesday, November 28th 2023, from 6 AM to 12 PM

โ€ข The south side of the Emergency Department driveway (parking bay/CRC) will be partially flagged off for concrete pumping works and steel columns lifted into position.

โ€ข Ambulance entry will be unaffected and operational throughout.

Wednesday, 28th November 2023, 6 AM to 9 AM

โ€ข The south side of the Emergency Department driveway (parking bay/CRC) will be partially flagged off for concrete pumping works.

โ€ข Ambulance entry will be unaffected and operational throughout and a crane will lift steel into position.

๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

20.11.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿšง Emergency Department Driveway area to be partially flagged off – WEDNESAY 22nd November 2023 6AM until 11AM ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿš‘ ALSO – FRIDAY 24th November 2023 6AM until 3PM.

Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during these times.

On Wednesday 22/11/2023 6AM until 11AM the south side of the Emergency Department driveway (parking bay/CRC) will be partially flagged off and closed for concrete pumping works.

On Friday 24/11/2023 6AM until 11AM the south side of the Emergency Department driveway (parking bay/CRC) will be partially flagged off and closed for concrete pumping works and a crane will lift steel into position.

๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

02.11.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Ÿšง๐Ÿฅ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐‹๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ฐ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ž ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿšง

We are absolutely thrilled to announce another major milestone in the ongoing $65.7 million Swan Hill Emergency Redevelopment Project! Yesterday marked the successful completion of our ๐’๐„๐‚๐Ž๐๐ƒ ๐‚๐Ž๐๐‚๐‘๐„๐“๐„ ๐๐Ž๐”๐‘. We’re proud to say that we are not just on track, but also right on budget for this crucial project.

During the second pour, we had a dedicated team of 31 project workers on-site, ensuring progress in line with our goals.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐”๐ฉ?

We’re excited to share that the first bricks will soon be laid near CRC by mid-November. Additionally, keen observers might have noticed the formwork (beams) ascending on level one. The next steps involve laying the floor ply and reinforcing steel (rio) on top in preparation for Pour 3 on level 1, scheduled around the 21st of November.

We express our heartfelt gratitude to our incredible community for the unwavering support as we continue our efforts to enhance the facilities at Swan Hill District Health!

02.11.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿšง Emergency Department Driveway area to be partially flagged off – FRIDAY 3rd November 2023 6AM till 11AM ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿš‘

Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

On Friday 03/11/2023 6AM until 11AM the south side of the Emergency Department driveway (parking bay/CRC) will be partially flagged off for a work area.

A truck will be present to unload scaffolding, creating a delineation from traffic.

The truck will not hinder paramedics from using carparks or exiting onto Splatt Street, but caution is advised around the truck and workers unloading scaffold.

๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

27.10.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿšง Temporary Emergency Department Driveway Closure ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

On Monday 30/10/2023 6AM until 11AM the south (parking bay/ CRC) side of the Emergency Department driveway will be temporarily closed for concrete pumping works similar to the previous week for the platform deck installation on the CRC roof.

๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

23.10.2023

๐„๐ƒ ๐‘๐ž๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿšง Important Notice for Patients and Visitors ๐Ÿšง

Please be advised that the Splatt Street SHDH main hospital front entrance vehicle ramp driveway and drop-off will be ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ’๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ–๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘. The driveway crossover will also be inaccessible during this time to facilitate essential fire main service works.

During this period, you can continue to access the main SHDH hospital entrance via the pedestrian ramp. For those in need of front-door drop-off or pick-up services, we kindly request that you use the Emergency Department entrance.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

19.10.2023

ED REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT NOTICE – TEMPORARY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DRIVEWAY CLOSURE & CRC AC UNIT WORK. AMBULANCE ENTRY REMAINS OPEN AND FULLY OPERATIONAL AT THIS TIME.

From Friday, 20/10/2023, 7 AM, to Saturday, 21/10/2023, 12 PM, the south side of our Emergency Department driveway (parking bay/CRC side only) will be temporarily closed for essential work on the Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC).

๐Ÿš‘ Ambulance entry remains open and fully operational during this time.

Please note that a crane will be on-site to install AC units on the CRC roof late Friday into Saturday morning.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance our facilities for the community’s benefit. Thank you for your support!

17.10.2023

ED REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE – THE FIRST CONCRETE POUR

We’re thrilled to share an exciting update on the $65.7 million Swan Hill Emergency Redevelopment Project! Today, we reached a major milestone with our ๐‘ญ๐‘ฐ๐‘น๐‘บ๐‘ป ๐‘ช๐‘ถ๐‘ต๐‘ช๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ ๐‘ท๐‘ถ๐‘ผ๐‘น. We’re right on track, and here are some remarkable ๐…๐”๐ ๐…๐€๐‚๐“๐’ for October 2023:

๐Ÿ”จ 65 tonnes of reo and mesh installed, not counting the in-ground cages.

๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ Our deepest pile extends 24.3 meters below ground.

๐Ÿ—๏ธ An impressive 670 cubic meters of concrete poured, equivalent to 100 trucks (excluding today’s pour).

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ 66 steel cages (piles), each weighing 105 kg, firmly placed in the ground.

๐Ÿšฐ Additionally, we’ve installed 750 meters of in-ground plumbing.

Thank you, our incredible community, for your continued support as we work towards enhancing Swan Hill District Health!

12.10.2023

PARKING – A Kind Reminder for our Valued Patients and Visitors.

During our ongoing Swan Hill Emergency Redevelopment Project, please be mindful of designated and restricted parking times in the nearby streets. This helps ensure efficient parking access for all. We appreciate your cooperation throughout the project’s duration. Thank you for your understanding and support! Please refer to parking rules and your responsibilities as drivers via SHRCC https://www.swanhill.vic.gov.au/…/traff…/parking-meters/

14.09.2023

RUOK? DAY 2023

Swan Hill District Health team recognised and promoted โ€œa conversation could change a life.โ€

The truth is that every day is the day to check in with those we care about, ask, โ€˜Are you OK?โ€™, and let them know youโ€™re here to hear.

If youโ€™re not sure how to start an R U OK? conversation, you can use these 4๏ธโƒฃ steps:

1๏ธโƒฃ Ask R U OK?

2๏ธโƒฃ Listen

3๏ธโƒฃEncourage action

4๏ธโƒฃ Check in

23.08.2023

Andrew Gilchrist, SHDH Board Chair welcome speech to the Victorian Minister of Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas MP on Wednesday 23rd August 2023.

Andrew Gilchrist, SHDH Board Chair said in his address at the event that this new development will see a fantastic, purpose-built facility that will provide Emergency Services for our community.

Swan Hill District Health is two hours away from other major health services. We have a significant catchment area which includes towns on the other side of the mighty Murray River and an estimated population of over 30,000 people.

Our current facility sees around 16,000 presentations per year. Once completed, this facility will have the capacity to see up to 25,000 per annum.

This new development will enable us to better meet the demands of our community and support our purpose of achieving Connected Care, Best Experience.

We believe that this is one of the first steps to meeting the health service demands of our community well into the future. As a Board, we hope that this is the start of something bigger.

Mr Gilchrist invited Minister Thomas, we would love to welcome you back in 2026 to open the completed Emergency Department.

Mr Gilchrist thanked the Victorian Government for providing $35.7m in funding for this project and acknowledged the additional $17m in funding that came in this yearโ€™s budget. Without the Ministers intervention, this critical project may have been delayed for some time.

Thankyou Mary-Anne Thomas MP

23.08.2023

Minister Mary-Anne Thomas Launches SHDH ED Redevelopment project with Historic Sod Turning Event

Swan Hill District Health reached a significant milestone on August 23, 2023, as Mary-Anne Thomas, the Minister of Health Infrastructure, turned the first sod to mark the commencement of our $35.7 million ED redevelopment project. This project, which received an additional $17 million in funding this year, aims to build the new emergency department and expand treatment spaces, along with a new short-stay unit.

Accompanied by Andrew Gilchrist, Chair of the SHDH Board, and Richard Nicholson, Director of Nicholson, the main construction builder, Minister Thomas delivered a short speech, officially announcing the construction commencement. She expressed her commitment to enhancing healthcare infrastructure and ensuring the well-being of the community.

During her visit, Minister Thomas had the opportunity to meet with SHDH CEO Peter Abraham and Andrew Gilchrist, where they toured the hospital, met with staff, patients, and Mary-Anne expressed her gratitude for their dedicated service.  Peter and Andrew shared ambitions with the minister to expand the hospital beyond the emergency department, plus highlighted our needs around adult mental health services and challenges 2 hours from here.

This transformative project, made possible by government funding, signifies a significant step toward a brighter, healthier future for the Swan Hill community. The SHDH family looks forward to the construction journey ahead and the expanded services it will bring plus letโ€™s keep building!

07.08.2023

Community Rehab (CRC) Driveway NOW REOPENED

The Community Rehab Centre Driveway on McCrae St has been reopened after the project team completed rectification works on the existing driveway late last week. We sincerely thank you for your patience and support during the temporary closure.

25.07.2023

Community Rehab (CRC) Driveway Temporary Access restrictions.

To enable continued future use of the Community Rehab Driveway on McCrae St for as long as possible, the project team have planned rectification works to the existing driveway.

These works are scheduled to take place next week from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August, inclusive.

The driveway will be closed for vehicle traffic during this period. Pedestrian access will be maintained with vehicle drop off and pick up at the Splatt St end of the driveway.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this period.

25.05.2023

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT- ADDITIONAL FUNDING RECEIVED FOR THE ED REDEVLOPMENT PROJECT

On behalf of the SHDH Board of Directors, I am pleased to inform the community
that construction of the new Swan Hill District Health Emergency Department will
commence in the coming weeks following the announcement of additional funding
for the project in the State Budget.
We look forward to working with your support on this exciting development for our
community.


Yours Sincerely,
Andrew Gilchrist
Chair, Board of Directors
Swan Hill District Health.

10.3.2023

Smoking Ceremony Video

22.02.2023

Today, we had the honor of hosting a Traditional Smoking Ceremony to cleanse the old nurses home site to make way for the new Emergency Department build. The Ceremony included an incredible didgeridoo performance and cultural dance that had the crowd mesmerized. This event is an important part of the coming together of community and a step in the right direction to make the new building a more welcoming and comfortable space for all. A big thank you to all involved in making this event and process so special

Bring on the new build!!

23.01.2023

19.01.23

18.01.23

16.01.23

Demolition progress

12.01.23

Demolition of the old nurses home has begun today!

29.11.22

The contractor has commenced pre-demolition works on the old nurses home building, the excavator is onsite and has began the demolition of the old cafeteria and the external of the nurses home, the roof to the nurses home is due to be removed later this week.


Underground powerline works are on track to be completed by 14th December 2022

17.11.22

Works have started in McCrae Street with fencing barriers erected but we would like to confirm that  our Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) located next door is still OPEN and continues to operate as normal.
We recommend you allow an extra 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to find a car park as parking is currently reduced along McCrae Street. Where possible you are still able to utilise the drop off and and pick up bay directly in front of the CRC building.

We understand that these ongoing works can be an inconvenience, but you can be assured that we are still here and our wonderful team are ready to continue to provide the high standard of care that our community is used to

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team on 03 5033 9321.

10.10.22

Health Promotion, Breastfeeding Support, Women’s Health, Dietetics, Diabetes Education, Refugee Health, Sexual Health and Cancer Care services have relocated to 125 Campbell Street for a few years so the old nurses home can be demolished.

In line with the relocation Health Promotion affiliated services will have a name change to โ€œCommunity Healthโ€

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 โ€œOld Nurses Home Celebration Eventโ€“ The End of an Eraโ€ on Wednesday 28th September and youโ€™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.

โ€œWe 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.โ€ said Chloe Keogh, Acting CEO at Swan Hill District Health, โ€œWe 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.โ€

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 Cafรฉ. 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, Cafรฉ 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 Cafรฉ
  • 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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