Milestone achieved towards new private ED
Dec 21, 2020
Western Australia’s first private Emergency Department north of the Swan River is a step closer following a “topping out” ceremony held at Ramsay Health Care’s Hollywood Private Hospital.
The ceremony marked construction hitting full height on the six-level building which will accommodate 14 ED bays, three new wards and a plant room when it opens next year. Construction is on track for completion in September 2021.
The $67 million project is being undertaken by builder Georgiou and was designed by architect Silver Thomas Hanley. Hollywood Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott said the project was the final step in a five-year, $200 million Ramsay Health Care-funded development that would result in the hospital expanding to more than 900 beds.
“Early works on this project started during March with the demolition of some buildings. It is a credit to Georgiou that we remain on track despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 earlier in the year,” Mr Mott said.
“The Georgiou team has poured more than 3600 cubic tonnes of concrete and has 80 people working on-site six days a week – which is set to increase to 140 early next year.”
“This will be of major benefit for people living north of the river and for local residents, who will have the option to access timely private emergency care close to home,” Mr Mott said.
"Ramsay operates some 50 EDs around the world, including 11 in Australia.”