The development will significantly increase the facility’s capacity, ensuring that more Victorians have adequate and timely access to private mental health care services into the future. Subject to development approval from the City of Port Phillip Melbourne and in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Clinic will increase to 128 beds and the current facilities will be refurbished to accommodate enhanced programs. Albert Road Clinic is one of Victoria’s largest private providers of inpatient, day and outreach treatment for people suffering from a range of mental health disorders. The Clinic also offers a number of specialised treatment units including adolescent, addiction and old age psychiatry. Hospital CEO Jane Pickworth said the expansion would ensure quality mental health services were more accessible to people with a mental illness. “We recognise the vital role we play as a premier provider of mental health care in Victoria. This expansion to our services will provide more Victorians with the opportunity to access a broader range of specialist 4 The Ramsay Way 2016 | 03 private mental health treatment. We are incredibly excited to be part of this growth initiative.” Construction is set to commence in 2017 with completion estimated late 2018. DEVELOPMENT NEWS The new development will see the opening of the first private Emergency Centre within the Ipswich and West Moreton Region, meaning that patients and their families will no longer have to travel to Brisbane to receive private emergency care. It is also estimated that approximately 300 hospital roles, clinical and non-clinical, will be created as a result of this expansion. A new Intensive Care Unit will support the Emergency Centre and expanding surgical services via the addition of two operating theatres, with an accompanying 81 new private patient rooms, increasing the capacity of the hospital from 97 to 178 beds in total. Maternity and paediatric services are at the forefront of redevelopment plans, with a predicted 5% population growth to occur within the region by 2031. A new 26 bed Maternity Unit will provide young families with quality local obstetric and paediatric services, supported by two new labour delivery suites. Rehabilitation services will also benefit from the project, with the redesign facilitating the provision of a 21 bed rehabilitation ward with accompanying gymnasium. A new multi-story car park will also provide plenty of on-campus parking, promoting easy access to the hospital. The redevelopment will also provide a new front entry, expanded reception areas and retail support space. Hospital CEO, Chris Went, commented that the new development would create job opportunities and growth within a myriad of Ipswich industries; an increase in private health care services, together with services provided by the Ipswich Public Hospital, would cement the major medical precinct which has been created in the Ipswich Central Business District. “This is an exciting next step for St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital and the Ipswich Community. This multimillion dollar development will attract new specialists and health care professionals to the region so patients will have access to top quality care and services close to home.” “This project will ensure that necessary services are available in Ipswich to better provide for the growing health care needs of the whole region.” “St Andrew’s Ipswich has previously demonstrated its commitment to providing quality health care services in the region with the introduction of cardiology, chemotherapy and haematology services and advancements in neurosurgery for back pain. The establishment of a new private Emergency Centre and expansion of existing units will ensure we remain competent to deliver quality services into the future.” Ramsay Health Care CEO Danny Sims, said that the Company was very confident in the growth of the Ipswich and West Moreton Region. Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale with Hospital CEO, Chris Went. “Following Ramsay’s acquisition in 2005, St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital has confirmed itself as a quality provider of private health care services of the region. Together with previous investments, this redevelopment will ensure that the hospital is well placed to meet the growing demands of the community into the future.” “We are very pleased to be investing in a project that will inject growth into the local economy and create job opportunities in various industries.” Multimillion Development Announced for St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital is set to embark on their largest development in the hospital’s 107 year history. Ramsay Health Care approved a $64 million dollar investment in the facility recently, ensuring that Ipswich patients have adequate and timely access to private health care services in the future. Artist Impression of the new St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital Development. Hôpital Privé Dijon Bourgogne scheduled to open in Dijon in August 2017 In September 2016, executives from Ramsay Générale de Santé and Ramsay Health Care went to Dijon, France to visit the site of the brand new 288 bed Hôpital Privé Dijon Bourgogne scheduled to open in August 2017. There were accompanied by two members of the local management team; Mr Philippe Carbonel, Burgundy Cluster Director and CEO of the Hôpital Privé Dijon Bourgogne, and Ms Anne Francois, Deputy CEO and Project Manager of the Hôpital Privé Dijon Bourgogne. Ramsay Executives visit the site of a new hospital being built by Ramsay GdS in Dijon: (L-R) Ramsay GdS Director of Operations Denis Charles; Ramsay GdS CEO Pascal Roché; Ramsay GdS Burgundy Cluster Director Phillipe Carbonel, Ramsay Managing Director Chris Rex and Ramsay Chief Operating Officer Craig McNally. Albert Road Clinic set to expand Ramsay Health Care’s Albert Road Clinic, a premier private mental health care facility in Victoria, is set to embark on the largest development in the hospital’s 20 year history with the Board of Ramsay Health Care recently approving a multi-million dollar investment. Artist Impression of the new Albert Road Clinic expansion.
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