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Cranbourne Community Hospital

Location 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East, Victoria, 3977, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $675 million to build 10 community hospitals in major growth areas like Cranbourne.

The Cranbourne Community Hospital will be a small public hospital providing a range of services including day surgery, mental health, urgent care, specialist appointments and public dental.

The project will help take pressure off nearby major hospitals, including Casey Hospital, and enable more people to manage their health needs closer to home. Strong links to specialists, community health providers and social support services will ensure more seamless follow-up treatment and support for those who require complex care.

Managed by Monash Health, the Cranbourne Community Hospital will be an expansion of services currently offered at the Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre and built on a new site

What's new

Managing contractor appointed

Cranbourne locals are one step closer to accessing everyday healthcare closer to home, with the appointment of Lendlease as managing contractor for the Cranbourne Community Hospital.

Lendlease joins project architects HDR, who were appointed in late 2021 to design this important new facility.

The Community hospitals program aims to achieve the following benefits:

Better services closer to home

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 will be tailored to each community and may include urgent care services, day surgery for minor procedures, public dental and specialist appointments.

Stronger links to specialist care

Community hospitals will also help keep local communities healthy by providing links to other local healthcare 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.

Once complete, the ten community hospitals will have the capacity to treat at least 114,000 more urgent care patients each year. They’ll support 55,000 dialysis treatments and enable more than 100,000 additional allied health sessions each year.

The program will support:

Managed by Monash Health, the Cranbourne Community Hospital will be an expansion of services currently offered at Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre and built on a new site. It will offer a range of public services including:

  • integrated community health services
  • after-hours urgent care
  • day surgery (e.g. cataract and other eye procedures)
  • specialist appointments
  • diagnostic services, including pathology and imaging
  • pharmacy services
  • mental health services
  • alcohol and other drug support services
  • dialysis and support for both home patients and those that receive centre-based dialysis
  • community-based palliative care services
  • allied health and rehabilitation services
  • public dental services.

Strong links to specialists, community health providers and social support services will ensure more seamless follow-up treatment and support for those who require complex care.

We value community and stakeholder input and are committed to keeping the public informed on the Community hospitals program.

We work closely with key stakeholders across the health sector and local government. We aim to deliver functional and efficient health facilities that are fit-for-purpose, inclusive and that meet community needs.

Our engagement program includes:

  • user groups
  • working groups
  • surveys
  • workshops
  • tailored engagement with identified key groups, including people with lived experience, Traditional Owners groups and culturally diverse communities.

We’ve established community consultative committees (CCC) to ensure the views and aspirations of the community are considered in the planning and design for each community hospital. Committees are made up of a diverse cross-section of community members, local service providers and organisations who provide a local perspective and considered advice on a range of issues relating to the project.

Our engagement reports provide a summary of the community’s feedback and key priorities at each phase of the project.

View our community engagement report on the service planning phase.

We are in the process of collecting community feedback and input on the design for each community hospital and will share community consultation reports soon.

To stay up-to-date with the program, sign up to our Community Hospital newsletter.

The Cranbourne Community Hospital community consultative committee (CCC) 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 Cranbourne CCC is chaired by Pauline Richards MP, Member for Cranbourne.

Meeting summaries can be found on the Community Hospitals community consultative committee meeting summaries page.

What is a community hospital?

Community hospitals are small public hospitals. With extended hours to provide day and after-hours services, community hospitals will 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 Cranbourne Community Hospital be located?

The Cranbourne Community Hospital will be located at 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East. The services provided at the new site will expand those currently provided by Monash Health at the Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre.

What services will the Cranbourne Community Hospital provide?

The Cranbourne Community Hospital will expand the services currently offered at Cranbourne Integrated Care. It will offer a range of public services including:

  • integrated community health services
  • after-hours urgent care
  • day surgery (e.g. cataract and other eye procedures)
  • specialist appointments
  • diagnostic services, including pathology and imaging
  • pharmacy services
  • mental health services
  • alcohol and other drug support services
  • dialysis and support for both home patients and those that receive centre-based dialysis
  • community-based palliative care services
  • allied health and rehabilitation services
  • public dental services.

What are the construction timelines for the Cranbourne Community Hospital?

Construction began in December 2021, with Hutchinson Builders appointed to kickstart works on site. The package includes undertaking bulk earthworks and creating adequate site access and parking.

Lendlease has been appointed as managing contractor to lead major construction on for the Cranbourne Community Hospital in 2022.

The Cranbourne Community Hospital is expected to be completed in 2024.

What health service provider will manage the Cranbourne Community Hospital?

Monash Health will manage the Cranbourne Community Hospital. Monash Health is the major provider of acute, maternity, sub-acute and specialist services in south-eastern Melbourne. More information on Monash Health can be found on their website.

How can I have my say on the Cranbourne Community Hospital?

We have established a community consultative committee to provide a forum for members of the community to have their say on the planning and development of the Craigieburn Community Hospital.

What is a community consultative committee?  

Community consultative committees are a forum for discussion between government, locals and other stakeholders on a particular project. They provide a space where people can share their ideas, feedback and concerns on a project, and where they can be kept up-to-date with how the project is going.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Monash Health (managing health service)
  • HDR in partnership with Design Inc (architects)
  • Hutchinson Builders (early works contractor)
  • Lendlease (managing contractor).

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Cranbourne Community Hospital
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  • 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road
    Cranbourne East, Victoria, 3977, Australia

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Last updated: 02 September 2022