Today we cut the ribbon on Casey Hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit (ICU), marking a major milestone in the history of Casey Hospital.
The bright new 12-bed unit is now operational and admitting patients.
This new facility is part of the Casey Hospital Expansion Project, the $135m project which has delivered a state-of-the-art tower facility to the site.
Monash Health Chief Operating Officer Martin Keogh says this ICU will change the way Casey Hospital operates as a site, and that the benefits will be felt across other sites as well.
“With a higher acuity of patients able to be treated here at Casey we’ll be able to keep more patients close to home, improve continuity-of-care, and enhance the patient experience.”
“Importantly, by reducing the need for transfers, which come with clinical challenges for very unwell patients, we will see improved outcomes for patients as well.”
Dr Subhash Arora, Interim Director of ICU at Casey, said that the team had worked well through the changing timelines and challenges of COVID-19.
“It has been a very unusual time, to say the least, as our timelines have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic…we are excited to begin admitting patients and providing care in this remarkable new facility.”