The Victorian Government has committed more than $500 million to deliver new and expanded women’s and children’s facilities in Geelong.
The new Barwon Women’s and Children’s will provide world-class women’s health (including maternity) and paediatric facilities and deliver additional capacity to ensure families in Geelong and surrounding communities can continue to access the very best care, close to home.
Operated by Barwon Health, the new facilities will be built within the University Hospital Geelong precinct and will provide a new children’s inpatient unit, new neonatal and parent care unit, specialist (outpatient) clinics and more operating theatres.
Purpose-built spaces for children and young people, including overnight and same-day beds, outpatient clinic rooms and dedicated theatres, will make medical care less scary and intimidating.
A modern design and layout, including the colocation of services, will improve patient flow to deliver a safer and more efficient workplace for staff and seamless care for patients.
Early site demolition works started in late 2022 with the demolition of Myers House on the corner of Myers and Bellerine streets.
Site planning will continue throughout 2023, paving the way for construction of the new Barwon Women’s and Children’s facilities.
Builders shortlisted and community consultative committee members selected
Four building companies have been shortlisted to deliver the new facilities at the Barwon Women and Children’s. Members of the community consultative committee have been selected.