Hollywood Private Hospital announces $63.3 million expansion to address an increased demand for the hospital's services
Mar 01, 2013
Hollywood Private Hospital in Nedlands is to embark on a $63.3 million expansion which will see the modern, acute care hospital expand its operating theatres, wards, catering facilities and car park bays.
Australia's largest private hospital owner Ramsay Health Care announced that it would inject the $63.3 million into expanding Hollywood Private Hospital's current facilities.
Six new, state-of-the-art operating theatres will increase the hospital's total to 16. The theatre expansion includes additional capacity in the theatre recovery and holding areas, sterilisation and supply units.
The project also includes two new wards and another level on the hospital's multi-storey car park resulting in an additional 184 car bays.
Hollywood Private Hospital will build a new kitchen to support the catering team who currently prepare over 1,500 meals every day.
Executive Director Kevin Cass-Ryall said the expansion is a result of growing demand for Hollywood Private Hospital's facilities and services.
"Our existing 10 operating theatres are running at full capacity. Six new theatres will mean we are able to meet the increasing need for our services," said Mr Cass-Ryall.
Kevin Cass-Ryall said the expansion is an exciting new phase for the hospital and is testament to the amazing service and care that the hospital's staff and doctors provide.
"The need to expand our facilities only reinforces the strength of Hollywood Private Hospital's reputation in offering the very best care, accommodation and medical facilities Western Australia has to offer," added Mr Cass-Ryall.
The $63.3 million project by Ramsay Health Care demonstrates the company's commitment to Hollywood Private Hospital and the West Australian health system.
Ramsay Health Care has invested over $200 million at the hospital since purchasing Hollywood Private Hospital in February 1994.
Silver Thomas Hanley Architects will oversee the design of the development. The project builder is still to be confirmed.
The expansion project is anticipated to commence late 2013, pending approval by the relevant authorities.
Hollywood Private Hospital is a modern, state-of-the-art acute care hospital in Nedlands. The hospital is a part of Ramsay Health Care Group – Australia's largest private hospital operator.
With over 830 accredited specialist doctors across a wide range of specialty areas including orthopaedics, urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, general and plastic surgery and general medicine.