155 Princes Highway,
The Victorian Government has invested $33.08 million to build a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the northern suburbs of Geelong.
The Barwon Health North facility will provide high quality, accessible healthcare close to home to meet the growing needs of the community. It includes an urgent care centre, medical imaging facilities, pathology, pharmacy, consulting suites and renal dialysis services.
Patients can access a range of ‘walk in’ health services. This will reduce pressure on our hospitals by giving people an alternative to going to an emergency department for non-emergency care.
The two-storey facility is located in Norlane, near the Waterworld Aquatic Centre, Corio Library and Centenary Hall.
The Barwon Health North project aimed to achieve the following benefits:
Less pressure on local hospitals
The new Barwon Health North health care facility will ease the strain on the University Hospital Geelong’s busy emergency department. Patients can access a range of ‘walk in’ health services. People with sprains, cuts or minor infections can receive treatment on the spot, without an appointment.
Continuity of care
The facility provides continuity of care through coordinated health service delivery between Barwon Health North, Barwon Health and University Hospital Geelong.
Easier for families to access services
The facility is designed to meet the need for child and family services in Geelong’s northern community. It aims to provide easy access to paediatric specialists, such as audiologists and speech pathologists, in a location that is close to home. Currently, parents have to make a trip across town for clinics and treatment. With services available locally, children and families in the area can avoid travelling into central Geelong.
The purpose-built facility was designed with a range of child-friendly features. With baby change facilities and a children’s play area, parents will have everything they need for an easy visit.
The project created five new construction jobs, two new apprenticeships and one trainee place during the delivery.