Ramsay invests in Hollywood expansion
Nov 17, 2017
Following a period of significant growth, Ramsay Health Care has committed to a multi-million dollar investment in the next phase of Hollywood Private Hospital’s expansion, through the construction of four new state of the art operating theatres.
Hollywood’s theatre complex will increase from 16 to 20 operating theatres to accommodate more surgery across a wide range of specialties.
Hollywood Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, said that the latest development is in response to rapidly increasing demand for its services.
“Despite a challenging local economy, Hollywood’s reputation as the preferred private hospital by an increasing number of specialist surgeons, and their patients, has resulted in us doubling our operating theatre capacity over the past three years. Our market share across a range of surgical areas has been steadily increasing as we’ve invested in infrastructure and technology and recruited a number of new specialist surgeons.”
In November 2015, Hollywood opened the Anne Leach Wing which comprised six additional operating theatres, three new wards and a new kitchen. Construction of the four new theatres will commence in October with commissioning by November 2018.
Hollywood is the largest private hospital in Western Australia and the largest Ramsay Hospital in Australia.
“Hollywood is ideally located in a major health precinct comprising Sir Charles Gairdner and Perth Children’s Hospitals, as well as a number of significant research facilities”, Mr Mott said.
“We will continue to leverage the benefits of our co-location to grow and expand the services we provide where it makes sense to do so. Whilst this expansion focusses on additional surgical services, we are also planning further growth in a range of other clinical services over the next few years.”
Hollywood admits over 70,000 patients each year, employs over 2,000 staff and has over 800 doctors accredited to practise in the hospital. In addition to enabling more patients to be cared for, the operating theatre expansion will provide employment opportunities for over 50 people.