Introducing the Victorian Health Building Authority
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Hospitals 05 May 2021

Introducing the Victorian Health Building Authority

We’re the Victorian Health Building Authority, and it’s our job to create modern and inclusive health infrastructure to support our state’s growing – and changing – population.

We’re currently planning and delivering over 125 health, mental health and aged care projects and programs, worth almost $8 billion. This includes planning, building and upgrading metropolitan and regional:

  • hospitals and ambulance stations
  • residential aged care facilities
  • mental health facilities
  • additional alcohol and other drug rehabilitation facilities
  • replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure and medical equipment.

We also play a critical role in the strategic oversight of $16.6 billion of existing Victorian health assets.

Upgrading and building hospitals and health facilities

We’re building, expanding and modernising hospitals and health services across the state, so every Victorian can access vital health services, close to home.

In metropolitan Melbourne, we’re planning and delivering major developments, including the:

In regional Victoria, we’re upgrading and building hospitals and health facilities, including:

We are also delivering upgrades to health services across Victoria via the $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund and $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund.

Artist impression of the New Footscray Hospital

More ambulance stations

We’re modernising and rebuilding ambulance branches across Victoria as part of our $241.7 million Ambulance Victoria development program. Fifteen branches have been upgraded or rebuilt, with 20 branches under construction or in planning.

Find health projects we’re delivering in your area.
 

Modernised residential aged care facilities

We’re delivering residential aged care facilities that support contemporary models of care and are dementia friendly, so residents with a range of complex care needs are supported.

Current projects in regional and metropolitan Victoria include:

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Living space within the new Creswick Nursing Home dementia friendly unit

Therapeutic and safe mental health care facilities

Over a lifetime, almost one in two Victorians will experience mental illness. We’re planning and delivering projects across the state to provide greater access to community and hospital-based mental health treatment and support. New facilities include:

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Video transcript

IMAGES: an animation of the Victorian Health Building Authority logo displays

Voice-over: We’re the Victorian Health Building Authority

IMAGES: montage of aerial view of Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital; health worker using a life-sized floor plan of a new facility to work out ease of wheelchair access; new Mum with baby

Voice-over: It’s our job to create modern and inclusive health infrastructure to support our state’s growing population.

IMAGES: montage of aerial view of Goulbourn Valley Health Shepparton new inpatient tower; the new Northern Hospital inpatient tower and the Cobaw Community Health Hub

Voice-over: With over 2,000 public health facilities across Victoria and close to $8 billion in funding,

IMAGES: brightly lit children’s inpatient unit; new Emergency Department at Sunshine Hospital; ambulance leaving the station; Grampians Prevention and Recovery Centre; Orygen Youth Health Centre; mental health workers exploring a prototype bedroom model; montage of dining area and bedroom in St George residential aged care facility

Voice-over: We’re upgrading and building world-class hospitals… new ambulance stations… mental health and rehabilitation facilities… and modernising residential aged care

IMAGES: Nurse talking to cancer patient; Aboriginal health workers walking down a corridor; artist impression of new Footscray Hospital

Voice-over: So every Victorian can access vital health services, close to home.

A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority logo and the web address vhba.vic.gov.au

Final frame of Victoria State Government logo and text ‘Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne’

End of transcript.

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Last updated: 05 May 2021