Lyell McEwin Redevelopment Project
Great things are happening here.
$58million is being invested in the Lyell McEwin Hospital to expand and revitalise the emergency department (ED) and build an 8-bed Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSS).
The redevelopment, set to almost double the current capacity of the ED, is critical to meeting the increased demand and future need of our growing local population.
When complete, the three-level ED will include 72 treatment spaces, additional resuscitation and triage capabilities as well as a dedicated paediatric assessment and treatment space.
The new eight-bed MHSS will provide a purpose-built facility with a more suitable care environment for mental health patients requiring short stay. The unit will ensure that patients have access to specialised care by staff 24/7 after being seen in ED.
Milestone two, which is the construction of the three levels of the ED and the MHSS, is expected to be completed by March 2022, with practical completion of the new wards due December 2022.
The existing ED continues to operate while construction is taking place.
The extension of the Lyell McEwin multi-deck carpark, part of the redevelopment project, was completed in June 2020 and construction of a private car park opposite the hospital has commenced.