Hospitals 15 March 2024

Welcome to VHBA In Brief

Welcome to the latest Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) newsletter, VHBA In Brief.

In this issue:

  • $40M for metro health infrastructure
  • $79.7M+ for regional health infrastructure
  • Early Parenting Centre for Casey
  • Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment a step closer
  • Barwon Women and Children’s community survey report
  • Women in Construction Week
  • job and procurement opportunities.

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$40M for metro health infrastructure

Melbourne health services are sharing $40 million in funding from the latest round of the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund.

The fund supports metropolitan health and community health services and Aboriginal health organisations to undertake vital upgrades to infrastructure and equipment.

In total, 29 projects across 27 health services have been funded.

Read about the funded projects

Regional Health Infrastructure Fund

More than $79.7 million for regional health infrastructure upgrades

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Funding is being provided to city and suburban health services

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In the spotlight

New Early Parenting Centre for Casey

Parents and caregivers in Casey and surrounding communities can now access more specialised support to care for their little ones up to four years old.

This brand-new centre is the third Early Parenting Centre (EPC) to open its doors in Victoria in the past six months.

The centre includes:

  • 10 residential family units
  • four day stay places
  • kitchen and dining areas
  • playrooms
  • outdoor play areas.

Casey Early Parenting Centre is in Clyde North

TEXT ON SCREEN: The new, multi-million dollar Casey Early Parenting Centre is now complete

IMAGES: Aerial view of the new centre amongst its surrounding suburb

TEXT ON SCREEN: It’s the third brand new Early Parenting centre to open its doors in Victoria in six months

IMAGES: Aerial view directly above the site, followed by a sweeping aerial view

TEXT ON SCREEN: Take a look inside

IMAGES: View of the side of the facility seen from fence line

TEXT ON SCREEN: Early Parenting centres support parents and caregivers with babies and toddlers from 0-4 years old

IMAGES: View down a main corridor with the reception area to the right, followed by a close-up of children’s toys on a small table with chairs

TEXT ON SCREEN: They aim to enhance the parent-child relationship and support parents with strategies for achieving their parenting goals

IMAGES: View directly above the centre showing multiple solar panels on the roof, followed by an outside garden area between units

TEXT ON SCREEN: The centre includes: residential family units, day-stay places, shared kitchen and dining areas, multipurpose rooms and play areas

IMAGES: Aerial view of the centre featuring it’s extensive outside garden spaces, followed by a family unit, large activity space filled with toys and activity equipment, and a spacious dining area and kitchen

IMAGES: Sweeping aerial view of the centre

IMAGES: A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority and Victoria State Government logos and the url

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Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment one step closer

The Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment is a step closer with the central energy plant and support services CEPSS building reaching its maximum height.

This is a significant milestone for stage two of the massive $595 million redevelopment.

The Ballarat Base Hospital six-storey CEPSS building has officially 'topped out'

TEXT ON SCREEN: Ballarat Base Hospital's six-storey central energy plant and support services building has 'topped out'

IMAGES: Aerial view of the hospital amongst its surrounding suburbs, followed by time lapse footage of the central energy plant and support services building under construction

TEXT ON SCREEN: Once complete, the new building will supply power, heating and cooling to the hospital and house a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology services and an education and learning centre

IMAGES: Time lapse footage of construction work on the final level of the new building followed by an aerial view of Ballarat seen from Lake Wendouree

TEXT ON SCREEN: A builder has been appointed to deliver the next stage of the redevelopment, with main works starting soon

IMAGES: Artist impressions of the future hospital redevelopment seen from the carpark and of the main entrance

TEXT ON SCREEN: The redevelopment will deliver a new multi-level hospital tower, new emergency department, more beds and more theatres

IMAGES: Sweeping aerial view of the hospital, followed by an artist impression of the future redevelopment

TEXT ON SCREEN: Your bigger and better Ballarat Base Hospital is on track to be completed in 2027

IMAGES: An aerial view of Ballarat seen from Lake Wendouree

IMAGES: A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority and Victoria State Government logos and the URL

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Anna Marshall, Executive Program Delivery Director for VHBA, and Sam Sculley, Site Supervisor for John Holland onsite at the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment

Meet the women behind Ballarat's big build

Women in Construction Week: We went behind the build and met the women driving the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.

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Investing in women to build equality

International Women's Day: See how four women working at VHBA are driving progress in health infrastructure.

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Project pulse

See our latest project updates and milestones:

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