Status

Planning

Werribee Mercy Hospital emergency department expansion

Location 300-310 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia

The project is being delivered as part of a $236 million investment to boost capacity of the emergency departments at Werribee Mercy Hospital and Casey Hospital Berwick.

The expanded emergency department will be able to treat an extra 25,000 patients each year. This will double current capacity once complete in late 2026.

The expansion will increase treatment spaces at the Werribee Mercy Hospital from 33 to 67. This includes four new resuscitation bays, 16 short stay beds and 36 emergency care cubicles to care for a rapidly growing population.

The project is expected to create and sustain more than 300 construction industry jobs.

$236 MILLION
$236 MILLION

INVESTMENT FOR TWO ED PROJECTS

34
34

NEW TREATMENT SPACES

25,000
25,000

MORE PATIENTS TREATED

300+
300+

CONSTRUCTION JOBS

The Werribee Mercy Hospital emergency department expansion will deliver:

  • four new resuscitation bays
  • seven consult/interview rooms
  • eight fast track bays
  • four adult mental health spaces
  • 16 short stay beds
  • 36 emergency care cubicles
  • behavioural assessment room
  • separate but co-located paediatric and acute and short stay zones.

The Werribee Mercy Hospital emergency department expansion aims to achieve the following benefits:

More capacity

The expansion of the Werribee Mercy Hospital emergency department aims to meet the needs of the growing population in Melbourne’s outer west. The expansion will allow more people to be treated while improving patient flow, safety and quality of care. 

Emergency care

The project will deliver an extra 34 points of care, providing capacity for over 25,000 more emergency department presentations every year. This doubles current capacity.

Improved staff and patient safety

New treatment spaces will improve patient care in the hospital emergency department while also supporting a safer and more efficient working environment for staff.

More jobs

The project is expected to create and sustain more than 300 construction industry jobs. This is in addition to the permanent health sector jobs required to operate the expanded emergency department.

The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority and Mercy Health in partnership with:

  • Lyons Architecture
  • LCI Consultants (engineers)
  • Aurecon (project manager).

News

Artist impression of the new entrance to the Werribee Mercy Hospital emergency department

20 December 2023

Expanded Werribee Mercy ED: designs released

New designs have been released for expanded Werribee Mercy ED. They feature more treatment spaces and local art.
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Location

Werribee Mercy Hospital emergency department expansion
  • Location
  • 300-310 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 8458 4444

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