VHBA In Brief: September 2022
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Hospitals 30 September 2022

VHBA In Brief: September 2022

Welcome to VHBA In Brief

In this issue learn more about our projects and recent announcements including:

  • more than $100 million to upgrade health services across the state 
  • an update on the new hospital we’re building in Melton
  • a Victorian-first women’s mental health centre opens in the west 
  • how we’re designing sustainably
  • working with us – industry opportunities.

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More than $100m to upgrade health services

Medical equipment and engineering infrastructure

Twenty-eight health services across Victoria are sharing $85 million in funding to upgrade or replace vital medical equipment and engineering infrastructure

Cutting-edge equipment funded as part of the Medical Equipment Replacement Program includes CT scanners and digital x-ray units.

Generators, lifts and emergency lighting upgrades will be funded through the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program.

Find out more about what the Medical Equipment Replacement Program and Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will deliver.

Surgical equipment

Thirty-five health services are sharing $20.25 million in funding from the Surgical Equipment Innovation Fund.

The funding will upgrade and replace 178 items of medical equipment at busy hospitals across the state.

From Melbourne to Ballarat and Shepparton to the Bass Coast, the Fund was established to ensure health services can upgrade their surgical equipment and diagnostic machines with the latest technology to help get more patients into surgery.

Learn more about the Surgical Equipment Innovation Fund.

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In the spotlight

Building a new hospital for Melton

The Victorian Government has committed more than $900 million to deliver a new Melton Hospital in Cobblebank, transforming the outer west.

The fully electric hospital will deliver 24/7 emergency, at least 274 beds, an intensive care unit, maternity and neonatal services, mental health services, radiology services and outpatient care.

Once completed, the new Melton Hospital will have capacity to treat 130,000 patients each year and see almost 60,000 patients in the emergency department. 

See how we’re building your new Melton Hospital

See how we’re building your new Melton Hospital

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Women’s mental health centre opens

Women in Melbourne’s western suburbs now have better access to mental health support with a Victorian-first centre now open.

The new $8.4 million North West Women’s Prevention and Recovery Care centre (WPARC) is open, providing vital mental health services.

It is the first purpose-built WPARC where women can stay with dependent children.

The centre provides short-term mental health care and will help up to 150 women each year receive treatment in a safe and welcoming environment.

Explore the Women’s Prevention and Recovery Care centre

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Wantirna residential aged care facility opens

The new $81.58 million Wantirna residential aged care facility is now complete.

The four-storey facility will provide 120 older Victorians with a safe, modern and comfortable place to call home. Every resident will enjoy the dignity and independence of their own private bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom.

Take a look around the Wantirna aged care facility

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Project pulse

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In case you missed it

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Last updated: 03 October 2022