St Vincent’s Health Australia has marked the first step in the construction of its new $95 million health and aged care facility for Werribee – in Melbourne’s growing south-west corridor – with a ground-breaking ceremony held on site today.
Scheduled for completion in mid-2017, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee will feature 112 overnight beds, six operating theatres, four delivery suites, a five-cot special care nursery, a cardiac catheter laboratory, day procedure unit, day oncology unit, rehabilitation facilities, and consulting suites.
A co-located 80-bed aged care facility will provide support for residents with dementia and those who are financially disadvantaged.
St Vincent’s Health Australia’s CEO, Mr Toby Hall, said the new state-of- the-art facility will provide both compassionate and innovative care to a community and region that is undergoing rapid expansion.
“The region around Werribee is moving forward at a very rapid pace. With that growth comes an increased need for services, particularly health services,” said Mr Hall.
“St Vincent’s Health identified Werribee and its growing population needed a new hospital and we’ve been working hard over the last few years to make it happen.
“To be here today – and watching the ground broken to begin construction on what will be a world class facility – is a very exciting moment, not just for our organisation, but I’m sure the entire community.
“All of our team are extremely passionate about this project and the benefits it will provide the people of Werribee and the greater west,” said Mr Hall.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee will be located within the East Werribee Employment Precinct, in close proximity to new and existing public and private facilities and providing a range of benefits to the community.
Guests at the ground breaking ceremony included: the Archbishop of Melbourne, His Grace Denis Hart; State Health Minister, Jill Hennessey MP; Federal Member of Lalor, Joanne Ryan MP; Mayor of Wyndham, Cr Adele Hegedich; and Chair of the SVHA Board, Mr Paul Robertson.
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