The Avenue Hospital History
The Avenue hospital was owned and operated by a number of companies including Benchmark prior to being purchased by AHCL in July 1996. At this stage it had undergone three renovations; it had 5 theatres, 10 multi bed rooms, 12 two-bed rooms and 11 private rooms.
A redevelopment program commenced in October 1997 and was completed in March 2000 at the cost of $16M.
This redevelopment was undertaken in stages. These included the construction of the multi-level underground car park and the construction of the new extension which involved the completion of a 30 bed Orthopaedic unit and a 30 bed general surgery unit together with an additional operating theatre and Sterilising Department.
In 2005 Ramsay Health Care purchased the entire Affinity Health portfolio of hospitals.
Ramsay Health Care was established by Paul Ramsay, in Sydney, Australia, in 1964 and has grown to become a global hospital group operating over 220 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, France, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Malaysia. It is one of the top five private hospital operators in the world.