274-304 Craigieburn Rd,
The Victorian Government is investing $675 million to build ten community hospitals in major growth areas like Craigieburn.
The Craigieburn Community Hospital will be a small public hospital providing a range of day hospital, outpatient, and community health services.
Once complete, the new community hospital will help take pressure off nearby major hospitals, including Northern Hospital Epping. It will also enable more people to manage their health needs closer to home with links to specialists, community health providers and social support services.
Managed by Northern Health, the Craigieburn Community Hospital will be an expansion of the current Northern Health Craigieburn Centre.
The Victorian Government is investing $675 million to develop 10 community hospitals in major growth areas across Victoria. These facilities will provide more locally available public healthcare options and better access to important ‘everyday’ health services close to home.
Services may include urgent care services, day surgery for minor procedures, public dental, and specialist appointments and will be tailored to each community.
Staying healthy locally
Community hospitals will also help keep local communities healthy by providing links to other local health care providers including GPs, allied health services, specialists, social services and major hospitals if more complex care is required.
Reduce pressure on major hospitals
Community hospitals will also reduce pressure on major public hospitals and emergency departments. This will assist major hospitals to focus on critical care, complex health issues and surgeries, emergencies and trauma while our community hospitals support locals to manage their ‘everyday’ health needs and access community services.
Meeting increased demand
As Victoria’s population grows and healthcare needs change, community hospitals will help meet increasing demand for public health services in major Victorian growth areas.
The Craigieburn Community Hospital community consultative committee provides a forum for local community members to participate in the planning and development of the project through open dialogue and consultation.
The consultative committee includes:
foundation members from key organisations such as local councils
health service providers and Aboriginal representation
community members selected through an independent expression of interest process.
The Craigieburn community consultative committee is co-chaired by Ros Spence MP, Member for Yuroke and Sheena Watt MP.
Community hospitals are small public hospitals. With extended hours to provide day and after-hours services, community hospitals provide a range of ‘everyday’ health services, which may include:
urgent care service for common minor injuries and illnesses
day medical services such as chemotherapy and renal dialysis
day surgery for procedures such as cataract removal, major dental work, gynaecological procedures, colonoscopies and other minor surgical procedures that do not require an overnight stay
treatment and support for chronic health issues including mental health, alcohol and other drugs, pain management, diabetes and respiratory problems
family services including child and maternal health, family safety and women’s health
pathology, pharmacy and diagnostic imaging such as blood tests and x‑rays
public dental services.
Community hospitals will be located in major growth areas across Victoria and will provide people with better access to many important ‘everyday’ health services closer to home.
Where will the new Craigieburn Community Hospital be located?
The Craigieburn Community Hospital will be an expansion of the Northern Health Craigieburn Centre located at 274-304 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn.
As the current service only occupies a small portion of the land, the new community hospital will include an expansion into the land already owned by the Victoria Government.
What services will the Craigieburn Community Hospital provide?
The Craigieburn Community Hospital will expand the services the Craigieburn Centre currently provides. The community hospital will offer a range of public services including:
urgent care services
diagnostic services, including medical imaging and pathology
allied health services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, audiology, dietetics, social work, psychology and counselling
mental health services
alcohol and other drug support services
chronic disease management
What is the construction timeline for the Craigieburn Community Hospital?
Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2024.
What health service provider will manage the Craigieburn Community Hospital?
Northern Health will manage Craigieburn Community Hospital. Northern Health is a major provider of acute, sub-acute and specialist services in outer north Melbourne. More information on Northern Health can be found on their website.
How can I have my say on the planning for the Craigieburn Community Hospital?
The community consultative committee provides a forum for you to have your say on Craigieburn Community Hospital’s planning and development.