Status

Completed

Northern Hospital expansion - Stage 2

Location 185 Cooper Street, Epping, Victoria, 3076, Australia

The Victorian Government invested $162.7 million to expand the Northern Hospital in Epping.   

The second stage of the Northern Hospital expansion delivered three new operating theatres, including one hybrid theatre. It also added 96 acute inpatient beds, a 28-bed pandemic ward, an 18-bed intensive care unit, and a 10-bed cardiac care unit.  

The population in Melbourne’s outer north is expected to double by 2031. The expansion will help the Northern Hospital meet future demand for emergency and healthcare services.  Additional capacity and services will allow up to 10,000 more patients in the Hume, Whittlesea and Mitchell communities to receive treatment each year.

100,000
100,000

PATIENTS IN EMERGENCY DEPT

50%
50%

INCREASE IN POPULATION BY 2036

10,000
10,000

MORE PATIENTS TREATED

450+
450+

AMBULANCE ARRIVALS ON AVG. WEEK

Stage 1, completed in June 2016, saw the development of a three-storey tower and 32-bed inpatient unit, connected to the main hospital via an aerial link.

Stage 2 increased the tower from three to seven floors. This provided space for improved facilities and extra room to meet future needs.

The expansion includes:

  • three 32-bed wards accommodating 96 acute in-patient beds
  • a 28-bed pandemic ward  
  • three new operating theatres including one hybrid theatre
  • new intensive care unit 
  • new theatre recovery spaces
  • expanded cardiology services
  • a fitted-out ground floor with kitchen, café hub, offices, transit lounge, emergency control room, morgue and communications rooms
  • new electrical and lift infrastructure
  • future provision for a helipad
  • a new Central Sterile Supply Unit
  • equipment loan centre
  • bio-medical engineering
  • loading dock and other back of house functions.

The Northern Hospital - stage 2 expansion project aimed to achieve the following benefits:

Better access to services

The expansion aimed to improve access for patients by redesigning existing services and adding new ones. This allows approximately 10,000 extra patients to be treated each year.

Fewer ambulance bypasses

More state-of-the-art facilities and services will reduce the number of ambulance bypasses to other hospitals. This means that patients can be treated faster, and closer to home.

Ready for future expansions

The expansion included additional floor space for future bed expansion.

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

  • Northern Health
  • Kane (builder)
  • Lyons (architect).

News

Emergency department with desk in the middle and cubicles either side

15 June 2022

Expanding a major hospital emergency department

Explore how we expanded the busy Monash Medical Centre emergency department to help treat more people needing emergency care.
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Artist's impression of the Northern Hospital

13 March 2020

Topping out celebration at Northern Hospital

The Northern Hospital expansion has reached a significant milestone with all major structural works complete on the new seven storey tower.
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Josie crane named after local cancer fundraiser

04 February 2020

Crane named after local cancer fundraiser

A crane working on stage 2 of the Northern Hospital’s expansion has been named after a tireless cancer fundraiser.
News
A woman sitting at a computer inside the Northern Hospital's new ICU

10 September 2019

Improving patient experience at Northern Hospital

Northern Hospital's new state-of-the-art ICU forms part of a massive $162.7 million expansion designed to meet growing demand in the outer north.
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VHHSBA-Health-Northern-Hospital-ICU-pateint-story-slider

09 September 2019

Northern Hospital ICU – A patient's perspective

Shaun Carey has been in the Northern Hospital intensive care unit four times over the last 12 months. He explains how he watched the new unit being built.
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VHHSBA-Health-Northern-Hospital-Expansion-promo

27 March 2019

Northern Hospital opens intensive care unit

Critically ill patients now have access to world-class intensive care with the opening of Northern Hospital’s $22 million intensive care unit (ICU).
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Northern Health Intensive Care Unit

17 November 2017

Northern Health surgeons on the rise

Northern Health surgeons are leading the state in the field of complex venous disorders.
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Location

Northern Hospital expansion - Stage 2
  • Location
  • 185 Cooper Street, Epping, Victoria, 3076, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 8405 8000

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