Frankston Hospital & Peninsula Health Teaching and Research Centre
A new Academic and Research Centre is currently being built at Frankston Hospital in the Peninsula Health precinct. The Data Platform, a component of the NCHA, will be housed within the Centre. This project will allow us to continue to expand our research profile, by providing exceptional facilities to enhance the capabilities of our current teams and the next generation of healthcare professionals. The Centre will be a functional learning and research environment which will positively benefit the community.
The construction of the multi-million dollar centre is expected to complete in December 2021.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, Monash University Professor Christina Mitchell, Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp, Frankston City Council Mayor Kris Bolam and Federal Member for Dunkley Peta Murphy (left to right) turn the first sod on the new Academic and Research Centre.
Research infrastructure and simulated environments
To push innovation and develop effective integrated care models for the future, we are establishing state-of-the-art simulation facilities across Monash University Peninsula campus and the surrounding area. These spaces will allow us to undertake research and test new approaches to healthcare that can accelerate discovery and drive the implementation of new practices into the community.
The facilities will include translational clinics and advanced simulation environments that will act as ‘test beds’ for developing and evaluating new models of care, with a particular focus on technology supporting in-home and community-based care.
Advanced assisted living and treatment simulation environments
The major component of the facility will be high-tech “test beds” to evaluate technology use and user behaviours in the environments of rehabilitation, aged care and independent living (retirement village setting). The test environment will include Retirement Lab, Aged Care Lab, Treatment Lab, Debrief and viewing rooms, Living Lab design workshop as well as visitor workstations.
Chair of the Infrastructure and Simulated Environments Working Group
Professor Terry Haines
Prof Terry Haines is Head of the School of Primary and Allied Health Care at the Monash University. He has a professional background in physiotherapy and health economics, and has worked in research roles embedded within health services for over 15 years before commencing as the Head of School in 2017. His primary research interest is in improving the allocation of health care resources to better meet emerging community needs and reducing waste.