$900M in Funding Announced for New Melton Hospital

$900M in Funding Announced for New Melton Hospital

$900M in Funding Announced for New Melton Hospital

POSTED BY Customer Support ON 04 May 2022

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The new Melton Hospital, located in the heart of Cobblebank,  is being funded with more than $900 million in the Victorian Budget 2022/23.

The hospital will be Victoria’s first to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. It will create more than 700 direct jobs and 1,700 indirect jobs during construction.

The hospital will provide a new education and training hub for doctors and nurses in Melbourne’s west. Its operations are expected to generate 3,975 direct jobs on-site in its first full year of operations, including medical and nursing staff, allied health professionals, technicians and administrative and facilities management staff.

It will also generate 2,485 indirect jobs in surrounding health-related services and other businesses.

The new hospital will be built at 245-267 Ferris Road, Cobblebank and will include a 24-hour emergency department, more than 100 medical and surgical beds, an intensive care unit, maternity and neonatal services, more mental health services, radiology services and ambulatory care.

This will allow almost 130,000 patient presentations each year, as well as almost 60,000 patients to be seen in the emergency department.

The site is located within the future Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre and close to the Cobblebank train station, and Western Freeway.

It will also provide an essential link with services at other public hospitals in the western region – including Sunshine Hospital and the new Footscray Hospital.

Planning for the new Melton Hospital is well underway, with council and utility authorities engaged to support the delivery of new precinct infrastructure required for the new hospital.

The landmark project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) and Western Health, which will operate the hospital. Construction is expected to start in 2024 and be finished by 2029.

The government's full media release is available here