Hospitals 15 July 2022

New short stay and intensive care units open at Wangaratta Hospital

An even bigger and better Wangaratta Hospital is another step closer with two stages of the $22.9 million redevelopment now complete.

The first two stages of the project have delivered an eight-bed short stay unit and a 12-bed intensive care unit.

The new eight-bed short stay unit will provide acute care for patients who are expected to stay in the unit for less than 24 hours.

A new 12-bed intensive care unit, equipped with the latest technology, will care for the region’s sickest patients.

The next stage of the multi-million-dollar project will deliver:

  • a new paediatric ward
  • more medical beds to create two 20-bed medical units.

The redevelopment will also expand the hospital’s emergency department. There will be more treatment spaces, an isolation room and a behavioural assessment room.

This increased capacity will enable Wangaratta Hospital to meet future demand and reduce waiting times for patients needing urgent care.

Funding regional health infrastructure

The project is funded through the Victorian Government’s $790 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. It is being delivered by Northeast Health Wangaratta in partnership with HSPC Architects and Zauner Construction.

The Regional Health Infrastructure Fund provides funding to Victoria’s rural and regional public health and residential aged care services. This funding enables health services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.

Learn more about the Wangaratta Hospital redevelopment via our dedicated project page.

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