Overview of the new Footscray Hospital project - video
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Hospitals 30 June 2021

Overview of the new Footscray Hospital project - video

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Text on screen: Your new Footscray Hospital

Images: Map of site of the new Footscray Hospital appears on screen showing hospital site bordered by Ballarat and Geelong Roads

Text on screen: Melbourne’s west is growing rapidly

Images: Animation of cityscape in the background with roads and waterway in the foreground. Cars and trucks zoom past. A crane unloads containers for a ship. A train rushes through.

Text on screen: To prepare for the future, the Victorian Government has provided up to $1.5 billion to deliver the new Footscray Hospital on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads in Footscray – the largest ever health capital investment in this state.

Images: Three boxes appear on screen. The first is a drawing of a hospital. The second is the cityscape of the previous screen. The third is a map locating the site of the new Footscray Hospital.

The map zooms into large screen and becomes an aerial photograph of the location of the new hospital. The triangle of Ballarat Road, Geelong Road and Droop Street meeting each other is highlighted with the portion of land in between shaded as the site for the new hospital. Victoria University campus is directly opposite the site for the new hospital. Footscray Park is adjacent to the university. Further text call outs include Footscray CBD, Footscray, Middle Footscray and West Footscray train stations (all south of the site of the new hospital). A moving line indicates the tram route from Footscray Station up Droop Street and past the site of the new hospital. A moving line indicates the bike path along the Maribyrnong River nearby. Finally, we zoom closer in to the site of the where the new hospital will be built – on the triangular shape of land boarded by Ballarat Road, Geelong Road and Droop Street.

The following text graphics appear on screen:

$1.5 billion - the largest ever health infrastructure investment in Victoria

At least 504 beds – an increase of nearly 200 beds

15,000 additional patients treated – 20,000 more people seen by the emergency department every year

Approximately 2,000 jobs created - in construction and during operations

Images: An illustration of two construction workers viewing design plans, accompanied by the following text:

Text on screen: What is a PPP?

The new Footscray Hospital is being delivered as a public-private partnership (PPP). The PPP model involves bringing together a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new facility over a period of 25 years.

The new Footscray Hospital will continue to operate as a public hospital.

Images: An animated timeline appears with small illustrations that inform the following events and dates:

Late 2019: Consortia shortlisted

Late 2020: Contract awarded

Early 2021: Construction begins

2025: Hospital opens

Images: We see the illustrated cityscape again, accompanied by the following text:

Text on screen: Green spaces, plenty of natural light and links to public transport are just some of the things we’ve heard from you about what you’d like to see at your new Footscray Hospital

Images: Another illustration shows people sitting on waiting room furniture, accompanied by the following text:

Text on screen: Vision and aspirations

A hospital that we can be proud of

A welcoming space and healing atmosphere, with the flexibility to change and adapt with the people who use it

An improvement in the patient experience to provide the best standards of care to promote healing and wellbeing

Images: An illustration of an outdoor space is shown, accompanied by the following text:

Text on screen: Key spaces and services

A less clinical ‘look and feel’ to internal spaces

Natural light and green space to evoke a health environment

Connecting the hospital to nearby existing places, such as Victoria University and Footscray Park

Safe pedestrian access and easy connections to public transport

Images: An illustration shows an architect and project manager working, accompanied by the following text:

Text on screen: Cultural safety

Multilingual or symbolic signage that considers the cultural and linguistic makeup of Melbourne’s west

Floor-based artwork could be located at the main entrance or near the Aboriginal Health Unit, and Indigenous artworks could be used as wayfinding throughout the hospital

Artwork should also be used throughout wards to make people of all cultures and ethnicities feel welcome while they receive treatment.

Images: Another illustration shows an engagement session of a person talking to the community, accompanied by the following text:

Text on screen: Key issues we’re addressing

Ability for hospital to cope with future population demands

Construction impacts (such as noise to the surrounding community)

Traffic impacts during construction

Adequate and affordable parking.

Images: We see the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logo, the web address vhhsba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo.

Images: A stylised map appears showing the location of Footscray in relation to the Melbourne CBD, and then the location of Sunshine Hospital, the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and where the current Footscray Hospital is in relation to the site of the new hospital.

The Footscray, Middle Footscray and West Footscray train stations are highlighted, as are the two Victoria University locations (Footscray Park Campus and Nicholson Campus).

Text on screen: Melbourne’s west is growing

Images: We see drone footage of new site in the foreground and the city skyline in the background.

Text on screen: Current Footscray Hospital

Images: The angle of the drone camera changes and pans over the site from different angles

Text on screen: New Footscray Hospital. 89 Ballarat Road

Images: The site of the new hospital is shaded. The roads bordering the triangular site, and the university opposite, are called out: Ballarat Road. Geelong Road. Victoria University (Footscray Park Campus)

Text on screen: Transforming the inner west into a health, research and education precinct.

Images: The closing slide is the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logo, the web address vhhsba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo.

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Last updated: 30 June 2021