Lift upgrades to start at West Gippsland Hospital

The hospital service lift at West Gippsland Hospital will be closed from Tuesday 5 September for 12 weeks to allow for a new replacement lift to be installed.

The visitor lift will remain fully operational and will also be utilised by staff during this time.

Patients and visitors are encouraged to use the stairs if able to do so as we anticipate there may be longer than usual waits for the lift.

Extra chairs will be placed in our main reception area and our concierge volunteers will be on hand to assist people with directions if needed.

The area will have construction hoarding in place to prevent any access to the lift shaft however this will not restrict access to any area of the hospital.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group Chief Executive Officer Dan Weeks apologised for any inconvenience.

“These works will involve a complete lift replacement – removing the old lift and replacing it with a brand-new unit,” he said.

“This is a priority infrastructure upgrade for us to ensure we continue to provide a seamless service.

“The current hospital service lift has reached an age where it requires more regular maintenance and will not see us through until the new hospital is built.

“We thank the community in advance for their patience while these necessary upgrades take place.”

The lift replacement project is expected to be completed by the start of December.

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