Ashford Hospital Development


Ashford Hospital has commenced a $33 million upgrade. The developments include:

• More than doubling in size and upgrade of the Day Procedure Unit from 14 chairs to 30 chairs
• New additional operating theatre and refurbishment of the patient recovery area
• New six bed Chest Pain Unit
• Refurbishment of patient accommodation and wards
• Refurbishment of main entrance with new cafe, pharmacy and reception
• Significant infrastructure and support services upgrades

The planning for the Ashford Hospital development was extensive and the commencement of the project has created much interest and excitement.

The addition of a new operating theatre and the doubling of the Day Procedure Unit will improve efficiencies and achieve a streamlined patient journey. The refurbishment of patient accommodation will significantly enhance the entire patient experience.

In addition to the expansion of clinical services and improvement of patient facilities the project will also include significant infrastructure upgrades that will assist the ongoing energy security of Ashford Hospital.

The first stage of the project, the upgrades to operating theatre and recovery, commenced on 27 December 2017 and were completed on 31 May 2018. These works included:

  • An additional operating theatre
  • Upgrades to existing operating theatres and recovery
  • Theatre furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE)
  • Replacement of mechanical services (air conditioning)
  • Upgrade to fire systems

The next stage of the development commenced on 2 June 2018 and included:

  • Refurbishment of main entrance with a new pharmacy and reception area
  • Creation of new six bed Chest Pain Unit on the first floor

This stage was completed on schedule by early October 2018 with the new Chest Pain Unit utilised for patients from 9 October 2018.

The current stage of works includes:

  • Upgrade and expansion of Day Procedure Unit
  • Creation of new street front cafe on Marleston Avenue

This stage is expected to be complete by the end of April 2019.

During the development project, some of the access corridors will be temporarily closed. If you are visiting the hospital please follow the hospital signage or ask our staff for directions.

The development has been planned to ensure that Ashford Hospital will continue to operate as normal during this time. The comfort of our patients and visitors remains our first priority.

The development project works are expected to take approximately 18 months in total to complete.

The proposed new main entrance includes the relocation of the cafe to a street front position on Marleston Avenue. The new cafe is expected to open by the end of January 2019.

The new reception and patient / visitor waiting area is complete. It has been transformed into a contemporary, fresh and welcoming environment.

The new Day Procedure Unit will more than double its current capacity from 14 chairs to 30 chairs. The proposed facilities will be designed, constructed and technologically integrated to provide enhanced care and support for day patients.

Many of the patient rooms on the first floor will be redesigned and refurbished for optimal use of space and improved patient comfort.

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