The Victorian Government has committed $162.7 million to the Northern Hospital expansion project.
The project is a major rebuilding and refurbishment of the Northern Hospital in Epping. The expansion includes three new operating theatres, including one hybrid theatre. It also includes three new 32-bed wards for 96 acute in-patient beds.
The Northern Hospital operates one of the state’s busiest emergency departments. It treats more than 100,000 patients each year. Each week, staff perform 120 emergency surgeries and receive 450 ambulance arrivals. Melbourne’s north is growing – fast. The population in this region is expected to double by 2031. As the population increases, so will the demand for quality health care. The Northern Hospital Expansion project aims to support communities of Melbourne’s north with quality healthcare – now, and into the future.