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 tailored for each community. Services 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 Point Cook Community Hospital be located?
The Point Cook Community Hospital will be a new development, built on a new site at 140 Dunnings Road, Point Cook.
What services will the Point Cook Community Hospital provide?
The hospital's range of public health services may include:
- diagnostic services, including pathology and imaging
- pharmacy services
- public dental services
- chronic disease management
- mental health services
- alcohol and other drug support services
- day surgery
- dialysis and support for both home patients and those that receive centre-based dialysis
- community-based palliative care, chemotherapy and rehabilitation
- general practice including primary care nursing
- women’s health
- family and early childhood services
- family safety and crisis support 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.
What are the construction timelines for the Point Cook Community Hospital?
Lendlease will lead construction on the Point Cook Community Hospital.
Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2024.
Which health service provider will manage the Point Cook Community Hospital?
Western Health will manage the Point Cook Community Hospital. Western Health is a major provider of acute, maternity, and specialist services in western region of Melbourne. More information on Western Health can be found on their website.
How can I have my say on the Point Cook 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 Point Cook 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.