Community based care 27 August 2021

Preferred site identified for City of Whittlesea Community Hospital

A site at 1410 Plenty Road, Mernda has been identified as the preferred location for the City of Whittlesea Community Hospital.

The Victorian Health Building Authority worked with Northern Health and other key stakeholders to identify potential options for the City of Whittlesea Community Hospital and select the preferred location.

The preferred location is in the future town centre of Mernda, will have excellent pedestrian access and is close to the Mernda Train Station and local road links.

The site will be adjacent to a new retail and dining precinct and a future vibrant community hub.

The land, which is currently commercially owned, is in the process of being secured.

Map showing the preferred location of the City of Whittlesea Community Hospital on Plenty road, near Mernda Central College

Exact dimensions subject to surveyor assessment

About the City of Whittlesea Community Hospital

The new City of Whittlesea Community Hospital will be a small public hospital providing a range of integrated community health and specialist services. This will give the local community greater access to ’everyday’ health services, closer to home.

Strong links to specialists, community health providers and social support services will improve follow-up treatment and support for those requiring complex care.

Operated by Northern Health, it’s part of the Victorian Government’s $675 million investment to deliver 10 community hospitals in major growth areas.

The project will help take pressure off nearby hospitals including Northern Hospital Epping. This means major hospitals can focus on critical care, emergencies and more complex surgeries and procedures.

Construction is expected to start in 2022 and be completed in 2024. Learn more about the City of Whittlesea Community Hospital via our dedicated project page.

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