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Construction starts on Hollywood private emergency department

May 19, 2020

It is the end of an era as the curtain goes up on a new chapter in patient care at Hollywood Private Hospital.

Construction is about to get underway on a 14-bay emergency department (ED) and three wards which is the final stage in a five-year $200 million expansion of the campus by Ramsay Health Care.

Demolition of some original Hollywood buildings, including the old gastroenterology unit and sleep studies unit, took place in late April. This will make way for the new $67 million ED project, which will feature a resuscitation room, plaster/treatment and consultation rooms.

In addition to the ED, three 30-bed wards will be built to accommodate emergency admissions.

Hollywood Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, said the ED was scheduled for completion in September next year. It will be the first purpose-built private ED north of the Swan River and only the second in the State.

“This will be of major benefit for people living north of the river and for local residents, who will have the option of access to timely private emergency care close to home,” Mr Mott said.

"Ramsay operates some 50 EDs around the world, including 11 in Australia.

“Notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to plan for the future and the construction of our private ED will boost these important health services for our community."

Mr Mott said the hospital had recently completed construction on the new Hollywood Consulting Centre, which is comprised of four new endoscopy suites, 37 new specialist rooms, additional car parking and a comprehensive cancer due to open in July.

“We are also about to open 31 new mental health inpatient beds and a new mental health day hospital in June,” he said.

Mr Mott said the hospital had doubled the number of operating theatres in the past five years from 10 to 20 making it one of the largest private operating theatre complexes in Australia.

Mr Mott said in addition to these major expansion projects, the hospital had invested heavily in technology in order to provide patients with the best possible care.