Donnelley Constructions

Mona Vale Hospital Reconfiguration Multi-stage works

Client:  NSW Health Infrastructure
Location: Mona Vale, NSW
Value:  $21.20 million
Start date:  October 2017
End date:  August 2020

Mona Vale Hospital Reconfiguration Multi-stage works

Project Profile

In October 2017, Donnelley Constructions was contracted by Health Infrastructure to begin construction of the Mona Vale Temporary Paramedic Response Facility. The scope of works included internal alterations of existing buildings as temporary accommodation, installation/construction of a canopy for covered ambulance bays and covered walkways, plus minor fit-out requirements including radio telecommunications hardware

Mona Vale Hospital Reconfiguration Early Works

The Mona Vale Hospital early works contract was awarded to Donnelley Constructions in October 2018. These works included demolition of buildings, tree removal and service capping. The helipad was relocated, and new access roads constructed. The repositioned helipad would enable a new inpatient building to be constructed on the far-eastern side of the hospital as part of the main works yet to begin.

To allow for the main works, site-wide service reticulation and restoration of existing ARU services was undertaken.

Refurbishment to the existing emergency department building to become a new 24/7 Urgent Care Centre including various temporary facilities to stage the works and to minimise disruption to the hospital.

Mona Vale Hospital Reconfiguration Main Works

In May 2019 Donnelley Constructions began work on the next phase of major infrastructure improvements at Mona Vale Hospital. The main works comprised of the Construction of a new inpatient building to accommodate a dedicated inpatient Palliative Care Unit and a specialist inpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit. The scope of works also including landscaping, new footpaths and parking works to the building and service reticulation and connections.

Project Challenges

The prospect of working in a live hospital environment always poses a challenge to a project. Mona Vale Hospital and all areas surrounding the works remained open during the entire project and were accommodated accordingly.

Our approach to shared access sites is always one of consideration and professionalism ensuring minimal disruption to the hospital. Early warning notice was given to the hospital team to ensure all disruptions were approved before works commenced.

The site team’s ability to communicate with all stakeholders in all situations saw them manage the challenges to ensure a smooth delivery was achieved.