Hospitals 06 July 2022

Community hospitals: everyday healthcare, closer to home

Bumps and bruises are a part of life, but travelling long distances for medical care doesn’t have to be.

The Victorian Government is investing $675 million to build ten community hospitals in major growth areas so that you can get the help you need, closer to home.

VOICEOVER: Bumps and bruises are a part of life. But travelling long distances for medical care doesn’t have to be.

IMAGES: Animation of a mother and her child driving, following an in-car navigation map. Onscreen text appears – ‘$675 million’.

VOICEOVER: The Victorian Government is investing $675 million to build 10 community hospitals in major growth areas, so that you can get the help you need closer to home.

IMAGES: Animated map displays detailing locations of planned hospitals in Torquay, Point Cook, Inner South Melbourne, Craigieburn, Sunbury, City of Whittlesea, Eltham Area, Pakenham, Cranbourne and Phillip Island.

VOICEOVER: Your community hospital will provide a range of everyday health services including after-hours care for those unplanned non-emergency moments when

IMAGES: A board displays images representing various non-emergency services available at Community Hospitals, like mental health, specialist medical appointments and diagnostic services. We pull back to see a community hospital reception and waiting room, with the consumers waiting to be seen.

VOICEOVER: Steve has a kitchen crisis

IMAGES: A man is at his kitchen bench, having just cut his hand preparing food.

VOICEOVER: Amira takes a tumble at Saturday morning Auskick

IMAGES: A small girl has hurt her wrist playing football at a training session.

VOICEOVER: Sam slips over on night shift

IMAGES: A female worker has slipped over at work and sprained her ankle.

VOICEOVER: Or Marcos needs a helping hand with his surgery dressing.

IMAGES: An elderly man is having a stomach wound re-dressed at a community hospital.

VOICEOVER: Your community hospital will help take pressure off Victoria’s major public hospitals and emergency departments, and we’re proud to be getting it done.

IMAGES: Nurses are speaking with consumers in a hallway of a community hospital.

VOICEOVER: Community Hospitals – everyday healthcare closer to home. Find out more at vhba.vic.gov.au

IMAGES: We see the entrance of as community hospital set in a suburban park area, with families and older people enjoying the facilities. The url vhba.vic.gov.au displays.

IMAGES: The closing slide is the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address vhba.vic.gov.au and the Victorian Government logo.

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