Status

Completed

Phillip Island Health Hub - Urgent Care Centre

Location 50 Church Street, Cowes, Victoria, 3922, Australia

The Victorian Government has invested $3.36 million to develop an urgent care centre within the Phillip Island Health Hub at Cowes, providing local and visiting families with the peace of mind they deserve.

Completed in October 2019, the project has provided four treatment bays, which include a patient resuscitation bay along with a staff base and service spaces.

Conveniently located in the centre of Cowes, the Phillip Island Health Hub will continue to provide a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service. The new urgent care facilities will give people an alternative to going to an emergency department for non-emergency care, reducing pressure on local hospitals and improving waiting times for patients.

The planned service expansion is the first part of the transformation of the Phillip Island Health Hub into a new flagship community hospital.

$3.36M
$3.36M

INVESTMENT

24-HR
24-HR

URGENT CARE

4
4

NEW TREATMENT AREAS

CENTRAL
CENTRAL

COWES LOCATION

The urgent care centre includes:

  • four new patient bays,  which include a new resuscitation bay and a new closed patient bay with ensuite
  • a staff base
  • pharmacy storage
  • clean and dirty area storage
  • new triage desk.

The Phillip Island Health Hub urgent care centre aimed to achieve the following benefits:

Delivering urgent care, locally

The addition of urgent care facilities will further reduce pressure on Bass Coast Health’s emergency department at Wonthaggi Hospital by giving people an alternative to going to an emergency department for non-emergency care.

Expanded services

The existing triage service for treatment of minor illness and injuries has been expanded by the inclusion of a resuscitation bay, closed patient bay and two standard patient bays to assist with a patient's immediate treatment. 

Planning for the future

These newly delivered services are the first part of the transformation of the Phillip Island Health Hub into a new flagship community hospital, which will provide more access to in-demand services, closer to home.

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

  • Bass Coast Health
  • BBP Architects
  • TS Constructions.

Location

Phillip Island Health Hub - Urgent Care Centre
  • Location
  • 50 Church Street, Cowes, Victoria, 3922, Australia

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