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Goulburn Valley Health – Shepparton Hospital redevelopment
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Goulburn Valley Health – Shepparton Hospital redevelopment

Location 2/2-48 Graham St, Shepparton, Victoria, 3631, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $229.3 million to redevelop the Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital.

The redevelopment of the hospital will deliver new and expanded facilities and improve capacity for Hume and surrounding communities.

The project will double the capacity of the emergency department, providing 36 treatment spaces including nine short stay beds for patients who need care for less than 24 hours. The project will also deliver 64 inpatient beds, 10 intensive care beds, four new operating theatres and a new kitchen.

A separate dialysis unit with 16 chairs has also been built. This has doubled the number of dialysis units at the hospital. Construction of the new inpatient tower has been completed eight weeks ahead of schedule following an accelerated program.

The redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2021.

Goulbourn Valley Health is the main referral health service for the Hume region. Its services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery, medical services, women’s and children’s services, rehabilitation and palliative care, mental health, outpatients, services at Tatura and Rushworth, and community-based health programs.

The Victorian Government’s $229.3 million investment in Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton will deliver:

  • 64 inpatient beds
  • 10 intensive care beds
  • seven operating theatres (including four new theatres)
  • an emergency department with 36 treatment spaces
  • refurbishment of the 9-bed short stay department
  • a 12-bed maternity department
  • a 10-cot special care nursery
  • a 12-bed paediatric ward
  • a new dialysis department with 16 treatment chairs
  • two new x-ray rooms
  • a CT scan room
  • an ultrasound room
  • a new kitchen
  • a purpose-built morgue.

A new integrated women and children’s precinct will be created to increase capacity and improve service efficiency. The precinct will bring birthing, maternity, special care nursery and paediatric services closer to the emergency department. Currently, they are separated by 220 metres.

A new single-storey building has already been constructed to house a 16-bed dialysis unit and construction of the new inpatient tower has been completed.

The Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital redevelopment aims to deliver the following benefits:

Improved facilities to meet growing demand

As the largest healthcare facility in the region, Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital provides surgical, medical, paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology, intensive care and psychiatry plus extended care and regional services. This major redevelopment will provide huge benefits for the people of the Goulburn Valley and surrounding areas. It will improve facilities and access, while positioning the hospital to meet growing demand.

More surgeries

More theatres will ensure waiting lists are better managed and surgical capacity is increased, particularly for emergency caesarean sections and elective procedures.

Round-the-clock imaging

The expanded emergency department will deliver round-the-clock imaging, with two new x-ray rooms, a CT scan room and an ultrasound room.

New dialysis unit

A separate single storey dialysis department with 16 chairs will double the number of dialysis units at the hospital. This means more people will be able to access dialysis services in the community with their families without having to travel further afield.

Quality care for patients

The new Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital aims to attract and retain specialist surgical expertise. This will ensure patients receive the best care and recover sooner, closer to home.

Jobs boost

The redevelopment will also boost Aboriginal employment as part of the Algabonyah Employment Partnerships program launched in 2016 by the Victorian Government.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority, in partnership with:

  • Goulburn Valley Health 
  • Billard Leece Partnership and Clarke Hopkins Clarke (architects)
  • Lendlease (builder)
  • AECOM (services engineers).

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Goulburn Valley Health – Shepparton Hospital redevelopment
  • Location
  • 2/2-48 Graham St,
    Shepparton, Victoria, 3631, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 5832 2322

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Last updated: 01 June 2020