140 Dunnings Road,
The Victorian Government is investing $675 million to build 10 community hospitals in major growth areas including Point Cook.
The Point Cook Community Hospital will be a small public hospital providing a range of day hospital and primary healthcare services.
The project will help take pressure off nearby major hospitals, including Footscray and Sunshine hospitals, 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.
The Point Cook Community Hospital will be a new development located at 140 Dunnings Road, Point Cook. The new hospital will be managed by Western Health.
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 health care 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.
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:
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.
The Point Cook 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 Point Cook CCC is chaired by Mathew Hilakari MP, Member for Point Cook.
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
public dental services
chronic disease management
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, chemotherapy and rehabilitation
general practice including primary care nursing
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.