Fitzroy Redevelopment

St Vincent's Private Hospital

We're growing!

St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy is undergoing an exciting hospital transformation project, set to be completed in 2024. With a strong history of healthcare innovation, the hospital recognises the need for redevelopment to meet the growing needs of the community and deliver high-quality care. To address this, the hospital is investing $180 million in constructing a 12-level tower. This expansion will not only increase capacity and enable the care of an additional 20,000 patients but also promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing with other healthcare institutions in the surrounding area.

To help fund this remarkable development, we have set an ambitious goal of raising $20 million. We believe that with the support and generosity of our community, we can achieve this and continue our mission of providing the highest quality healthcare to those in need. If you would like to be part of our Capital raising campaign, please go to our Capital Appeal website for more details.

Image: Artist impression of the new 12-storey tower from Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.
Image: Artist impression of the new 12-storey tower from Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.

Highlights of the design include:

  • New state-of-the-art operating theatres, all equipped to deliver the latest techniques in robotic and image-guided surgery
  • a new Intensive Care Unit
  • new chemotherapy/day infusion centre
  • new birthing suites and Special Care Nursery
  • new inpatient bedrooms with private ensuites

Since beginning construction in May 2022, significant progress has been made on the new hospital tower. The construction recently reached its highest point, which was celebrated with a traditional "Topping Out" ceremony hosted by Kane Constructions. The ceremony involved placing a tree on top of the building, symbolising success and good luck for all involved. The project is now entering the detailed fitting out phase, and the first stage of the hospital is expected to open in mid-2024.

Image: Fitzroy Redevelopment Progress Photo as of January 2024

“The redevelopment of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy is about taking a clinically-led, campus-wide approach to healthcare. By better integrating our care across the St Vincent’s Melbourne campus, we can deliver even better outcomes for our patients,” said St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne’s CEO, Janine Loader. 

The new hospital building has been designed to blend in with the surrounding urban and heritage environment. It will be a landmark on Victoria Parade and Brunswick Street, complimenting St Vincent's Precinct. The hospital will incorporate historical elements, such as the Saint Mary of the Cross McKillop Reflective Garden – inclusive of a Mary MacKillop memorial bust and rose bushes, and a plaque commemorating her birthplace. Overall, the goal of the new building is to create a special and enjoyable experience for patients, visitors, and staff.

Level One will have an enhanced Day of Surgery Unit to create a calming and private environment for patients. The unit includes wooden screens with plants to separate different areas and add visual appeal. Patient privacy is a priority, with comfortable chairs facing greenery or outdoor views and lower partitions allowing natural light while maintaining privacy.

Level Two has enhanced its Operating Theatres and Post Anaesthetic Care Unit to meet the growing demand for surgical procedures and improve patient care.  Advanced technology in the operating theatres will facilitate greater efficiency and cater to the rising popularity of robotic surgery. 

Image: St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy Nurse Unit Managers celebrating the Turning of the Sod Ceremony.
Image: St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy Birthing Suite

Our Third Floor will house our luxurious and spacious Birthing Suites for expectant parents as well as our new Special Care Nursery. The Birthing Suites are designed to be easily accessible and encourage movement and participation, with freestanding baby baths and dedicated equipment storage. The hospital's midwives and staff provide unwavering care and support throughout the birth experience. The Special Care Nursery is designed to create a comforting and safe environment for babies and their parents.

Image: St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy Special Care Nursery
Image: St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy Special Care Nursery

Level Four’s Maternity Suite, including Perinatal Services and an Outdoor Garden will provide larger, more luxurious suites for parents to spend the first few days with their child in a relaxing and beautiful environment whilst being provided the highest in maternity care. 

The Neurosciences floor on level five, will serve as a dedicated centre for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Neurology. Its primary focus will be on providing specialised care and introducing innovative surgical procedures to enhance the overall patient experience. 

Level Six’s Orthopaedics, Plastics and Vascular Surgery Unit aims to be a world leader in complex sarcoma surgery. The primary objective of the Orthopaedic Centre at the hospital is to enhance clinical care while incorporating cutting-edge technological advancements.

Level Seven will be home to our Digestive Diseases Centre, specialising in gastrointestinal, colorectal and urological disorders. They care for patients post advanced endoscopic procedures. They are part of our enhanced recovery program to ensure patient care is not limited to onsite treatment but provide follow up by clinicians as outpatients too. This includes our nurse led stomal therapy service.

The Level Eight Day Infusion Unit provides cancer treatment in a calming atmosphere with city views, where patients can be observed during their treatment in private pods. In conjunction to our infusion centre is our oncology and haematology ward situated on the same level, providing innovative trials to advance treatment for future generations. Holistic, patient focused treatment support patients and their families through all stages of their journey. From admission education to remission or palliation.    

Level Nine will be home to both our new Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Services. Expanding our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from 8 beds to 12 in our new tower, the new ICU will have spacious patient rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows for an improved patient experience, while awaiting lounge and staff station zone will enhance visitor and staff navigation. To support our long history of caring for both urban and rural Victorian cardiac patients, the Cardiac Centre aims to quickly transfer private patients from the emergency department.

And our Level Ten rooftop will be a dedicated space for meeting rooms and consulting rooms, with an amazing city skyline view.  

We are very excited to share this new building with our doctors, medical professionals, patients, and staff in 2024, shaping the future of healthcare at St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne.

Please join us in shaping our future by backing the Capital Appeal for our new state of the art hospital 12-storey building. Whether it's a large contribution or a small one, there are various ways you can get involved. Please visit our Capital Appeal website for more details.

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