Hospitals 18 August 2021

Preferred site identified for Pakenham Community Hospital

A site at 67-69 Main Street, Pakenham, has been identified as the preferred location for the Pakenham Community Hospital.

The preferred location is within walking distance of Pakenham town centre and train station, and will complement nearby shops and services.

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

Aerial map labelling Pakenham Community Hospital

Exact dimensions subject to surveyor assessment

About the Pakenham Community Hospital

The new Pakenham 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 Monash 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 Casey Hospital. 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 Pakenham Community Hospital via our dedicated project page.

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