Sandringham Hospital                          power upgrade complete

Update: 8am Monday, 3 June

Hospital open: power upgrade complete

Sandringham Hospital has reopened following a site-wide power upgrade from 1-3 June.

All services, including the emergency department, are now accepting patients.

The electrical upgrade is an investment that will allow us to better support Melbourne's growing bayside community into the future. 

Thank you for the support shown across the community while this work was undertaken. 

Alfred Health



What you need to know

Sandringham Hospital will temporarily close, with no services (including emergency) available from:

Saturday, 1 June at 12 midday to Monday, 3 June at 8am

This closure is necessary to upgrade the site's electrical infrastructure as part of the $6.5 million emergency department redevelopment at the hospital.

This page will provide up-to-date information about the arrangements in place to maintain patient care and minimise inconvenience to the community over this time. 

Click for poster about the temporary closure

Click for a flyer about the temporary closure


How to access healthcare during the temporary closure:

Emergency care

General practice (GPs)

Maternity care

Inpatient care

Renal dialysis


Thank you for your support while this work is undertaken. The electrical upgrade is an investment that will allow us to better support Melbourne's growing bayside community into the future.


Emergency care

During the site closure, ambulances will be diverted to other hospitals and emergency care will not be accessible at Sandringham Hospital.

In situations requiring urgent medical assistance, phone 000 to request an ambulance.

People well enough to self-present to an emergency department can choose from other public hospitals in the region, or may opt for a local private hospital provider.

Sandringham Hospital's specialists in emergency medicine will provide emergency care for children at The Alfred during the closure weekend.  Specialist paediatrician staff will also be available.


Public hospitals - emergency care

The Alfred

Monash Medical Centre

Frankston Hospital

Royal Children's Hospital


Private hospital - emergency care

Cabrini Hospital, Malvern


Those seeking healthcare advice can also call:

Nurse-On-Call - phone 1300 60 60 24

Maternal and Child Health Line - phone 13 22 29


General Practice: local doctors


After-hours GP clinic (behind Sandringham Hospital)

Bentleigh Bayside Community Health Service operates an after-hours GP clinic at the rear of the Sandringham hospital site each Sunday (enter from Edwards Street).

While this service does not replace the emergency department, individuals requiring GP services will have local access to a doctor in the absence of their own provider.

The after-hours GP clinic is located at 55A Edwards Street (off Bluff Road) and will be operational:

Sunday 2 June from 9am to 9pm

The clinic (Medicare card required) offers fully qualified GP services, including a nurse onsite.  Phone 9598 2808 during hours of operation for more information.


GP clinics operating on Saturday, 1 June and Sunday, 2 June

Please see the below table for detail on opening hours for several other GP clinics that will be operating across the weekend. 

Please note that some practices will require payment at the time of consultation.





Saturday, 1 June (opening hours)

Sunday, 2 June

(opening hours)

Chelsea Heights Medical Centre

205 Thames Promenade Chelsea Heights

8785 9900

08:00 to 18:00

08:00 to 18:00

Bluff Road Medical Centre

328 Bluff Road Sandringham

9598 6244

09:00 to 13:00

10:00 to 12:00

Hampton Bayside Medical Centre

3 Service Street Hampton

9598 9911

08:30 to 15:00

10:00 to 12:00

Inkerman Medical Group

290 Inkerman Street East St Kilda

9527 4355

09:00 to 12:00

10:00 to 14:00

Mackie Road Clinic

82 Mackie Road East Bentleigh

9579 3866

09:00 to 12:30

09:00 to 12:00

Marina Medical Centre

Shop 33, Corner Wells & Thompsons Roads Patterson Lakes

9776 2111

08:00 to 18:00

08:00 to 18:00

Medi 7 Bentleigh

471 Centre Road Bentleigh

9013 9791

09:00 to 16:00

09:00 to 16:00

Medical One Moorabbin

844 Nepean Highway Moorabbin

9553 4544

09:00 to 20:00

09:00 to 20:00

868 Centre Road Medical Centre

868 Centre Road East Bentleigh

9563 7766

09:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00

Primary Medical and Dental Centre Highett

1209-1215 Nepean Highway Highett

8523 9000

08:00 to 22:00

08:00 to 22:00

ReCreation Medical Centre

1232 High Street Armadale

9509 5922

09:00 to 17:00

09:00 to 17:00

St Kilda Superclinic

Level 1, 156-160

Acland Street

St Kilda

9525 5766

08:00 to 23:00

08:00 to 23:00

Wells Road Medical Centre

13/93 Wells Road Chelsea Heights

9771 7111

09:00 to 19:00

10:00 to 19:00

Your Health Place

1176 Glenhuntly Road Glenhuntly

9571 1200

12:00 to 18:00




Maternity services

Sandringham Hospital is working with The Royal Women's Hospital (The Women's) to ensure ongoing access to maternity care for women who are enrolled to birth at Sandringham Hospital.

If you are registered to have your baby at Sandringham Hospital, and require care or assistance over this time (from 6pm on Friday, 31 May until 8am on Monday 3 June), you must still call:

Sandringham Hospital Birth Suite on 9076 1245 or 9076 1233.

A midwife will be available to take your call and direct your care appropriately. In most cases you will receive maternity care at The Women's.

Women booked at the hospital, who may require care over this time, have been contacted.  If you wish to discuss any of the above, phone:

Sandringham Maternity on 9076 1233

The Women's is located on the corner of Grattan Street and Flemington Road, Parkville.  For more information about The Women's , please visit their website .


Special care nursery

Sandringham Hospital's Special Care Nursery will be temporarily relocated to The Alfred Centre, Commercial Road, Melbourne for ongoing specialist support.


Sandringham Hospital inpatients

Inpatients at Sandringham Hospital on Saturday, 1 June who require ongoing inpatient care will be transferred to Caulfield Hospital or The Alfred.  Patients admitted in the days leading up to the site closure have been provided with further detail.


Renal dialysis

Patients requiring renal dialysis over the closure weekend have been rebooked for dialysis at Caulfield Hospital on Sunday, 2 June.

Please note, that on resumption of services at Sandringham Hospital on Monday, 3 June, dialysis sessions will commence one hour later that usual.


Resumption of services at Sandringham Hospital

Service resumption at Sandringham Hospital is expected to be from 8am on Monday, 3 June 2013. 

On reopening, patients will be transferred back to Sandringham Hospital, or complete their care at their new location prior to discharge home.