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Redevelopment

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is currently undergoing a redevelopment, in order to build a better hospital for our patients, staff and visitors. Construction work began in 2013 and is due for completion in late 2018.

The redeveloped hospital will make navigation and connections between hospital towers easier, increase natural light in the buildings and overall make the hospital a nicer place for patients, visitors and staff. 

Artist's impressions of the redeveloped hospital (view full gallery here)

Artist impression of redeveloped hospital - Gisborne Street entry Gisborne Street entrance

Day Surgery admissions

The new hospital from Albert Street 

Ground Floor, main foyer

In 2016 we celebrated a major milestone in the redevelopment: the opening of the new Emergency Department. The new ED is a warm and friendly environment, filled with natural light, the waiting area and staff base are much larger, there are more consulting rooms and the patient flow is much more streamlined. View full image gallery here

 

During the project the hospital’s existing services will continue to operate, with the construction works carefully staged to allow the hospital to continue to provide vital eye, ear, nose and throat care services to the community.

The hospital’s services are currently housed in two locations: the original site at 32 Gisborne street and Eye and Ear on the Park, on St Andrews Place (the former Peter MacCallum site) - see location maps for more information. Outpatient clinics and day surgery are now based at Eye and Ear on the Park, while all other services remain at the main hospital on Gisborne Street, including the Emergency Department. The additional site will allow the hospital’s redevelopment project to continue with less impact on staff and patients.

Please carefully check the location of your appointment to ensure you come to the correct location - this information will be on your appointment letter.

We are aware that, at times, it may be difficult to navigate through the hospital due to the construction work. To assist patients and visitors we will regularly review and update signage and work to increase the number of concierge volunteers on hand to assist patients and visitors to find their way.

The redevelopment project is funded by the Victorian Government and the hospital.

We will continue to keep you informed about the redevelopment as work progresses. For more information please see Frequently asked questions.