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Have your say on new community hospitals - Survey now open
16 September 2019Have your say on new community hospitals - Survey now open

Have your say on new community hospitals - Survey now open

We want to hear from locals near Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Eltham area, Fishermans Bend, Pakenham, Phillip Island, Point Cook, Sunbury, ...

Community hospitals, Hospitals, Melbourne, Primary health, Regional Victoria
What is a community hospital?
15 September 2019What is a community hospital?

What is a community hospital?

Community hospitals are a new type of health facility that are being developed to expand our public hospital network and deliver a rang...

Community hospitals, Hospitals, Melbourne, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Improving patient experience at the Northern Hospital
10 September 2019Improving patient experience at the Northern Hospital

Improving patient experience at the Northern Hospital's new intensive care unit

Northern Hospital's new state-of-the-art ICU forms part of a massive $162.7 million expansion designed to meet growing demand in the ou...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Northern Hospital
09 September 2019Northern Hospital

Northern Hospital's new intensive care unit - A patient's perspective

Shaun Carey has been in the Northern Hospital intensive care unit four times over the last 12 months. In this video he describes how he...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Designs unveiled for the Wonthaggi Hospital expansion
05 September 2019Designs unveiled for the Wonthaggi Hospital expansion

Designs unveiled for the Wonthaggi Hospital expansion

The Bass Coast community is one step closer to a world-class hospital rebuild, with the new designs for the $115 million Wonthaggi Hosp...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Expressions of interest open for New Melton Hospital master plan and feasibility study
22 August 2019Expressions of interest open for New Melton Hospital master plan and feasibility study

Expressions of interest open for New Melton Hospital master plan and feasibility study

The Victorian Health and Human Services Authority is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced parties to...

Hospitals
New sub-acute ward opens at Swan Hill District Health
13 August 2019New sub-acute ward opens at Swan Hill District Health

New sub-acute ward opens at Swan Hill District Health

More Swan Hill patients will be able to get back on their feet faster after a hospital stay thanks to the opening of a new sub-acute wa...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Changing Places comes to Werribee Zoo
08 August 2019Changing Places comes to Werribee Zoo

Changing Places comes to Werribee Zoo

People of all abilities can meet their favourite animals and fully participate in all Werribee Zoo has to offer with the opening of a n...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Bigger and better intensive care unit now open at Mildura Base Hospital
07 August 2019Bigger and better intensive care unit now open at Mildura Base Hospital

Bigger and better intensive care unit now open at Mildura Base Hospital

Critically-ill patients in Mildura and beyond now have access to the very best intensive care with the opening of a state-of-the-art in...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Bendigo Hospital continues to scoop up awards
06 August 2019Bendigo Hospital continues to scoop up awards

Bendigo Hospital continues to scoop up awards

The new state-of-the-art Bendigo Hospital continues to receive resounding acclaim, with the $630 million development named a winner in ...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Healesville Sanctuary opens new Changing Places facility
02 August 2019Healesville Sanctuary opens new Changing Places facility

Healesville Sanctuary opens new Changing Places facility

A Changing Places facility has opened at Healesville Sanctuary, ensuring people with complex disabilities can enjoy their visit to the ...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
The new Orygen redevelopment: a place of transformation
31 July 2019The new Orygen redevelopment: a place of transformation

The new Orygen redevelopment: a place of transformation

The Orygen and OYH Poplar Road precinct redevelopment is the new home for the globally recognised National Centre of Excellence in Yout...

Melbourne, Mental health, Research centre
Mernda’s first ambulance branch opens
29 July 2019Mernda’s first ambulance branch opens

Mernda’s first ambulance branch opens

Mernda and surrounding areas will now be able to receive faster response times to life-threatening medical emergencies with the opening...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Getting ready to build the Victorian Heart Hospital
21 July 2019Getting ready to build the Victorian Heart Hospital

Getting ready to build the Victorian Heart Hospital

Work is getting underway on Australia’s first dedicated state-of-the-art cardiac facility – the Victorian Heart Hospital. This will...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
Changing Places, changing lives
19 July 2019Changing Places, changing lives

Changing Places, changing lives

Can a toilet and changing facility change lives? If the testimonials of many people with disabilities, their families and carers are an...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Victoria’s early parenting centres to triple
16 July 2019Victoria’s early parenting centres to triple

Victoria’s early parenting centres to triple

The Victorian Government has invested $213.7 million in the 2019-20 State Budget to provide more support for new Victorian mums and dad...

Melbourne
Expressions of Interest open for early parenting centre redevelopments
16 July 2019Expressions of Interest open for early parenting centre redevelopments

Expressions of Interest open for early parenting centre redevelopments

The Victorian Health and Human Services Authority is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced parties fo...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Ten community consultative committees established for community hospitals
16 July 2019Ten community consultative committees established for community hospitals

Ten community consultative committees established for community hospitals

Local communities will have the chance to shape the care and services delivered by their community hospital with the establishment of 1...

Community hospitals, Hospitals, Melbourne, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Shepparton Hospital celebrates major milestone
11 July 2019Shepparton Hospital celebrates major milestone

Shepparton Hospital celebrates major milestone

The redevelopment of the Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital is one step closer to completion with the new inpatient unit offici...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative welcomes first patients into new medical and regional health hub
10 July 2019Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative welcomes first patients into new medical and regional health hub

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative welcomes first patients into new medical and regional health hub

The new dedicated stand-alone medical clinic and district health hub has welcomed its first patients and is now bringing communities th...

Primary health, Regional Victoria
100th Australian Changing Places facility now open at Bicentennial Park
10 July 2019100th Australian Changing Places facility now open at Bicentennial Park

100th Australian Changing Places facility now open at Bicentennial Park

The 100th Changing Places facility in Australia has officially been opened at the popular Bicentennial Park in Chelsea, marking a miles...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Builder appointed to deliver Australia’s first Victorian Heart Hospital
23 June 2019Builder appointed to deliver Australia’s first Victorian Heart Hospital

Builder appointed to deliver Australia’s first Victorian Heart Hospital

The final contracts have been signed and the builder appointed to start early works on Australia’s first dedicated, state-of-the-art ...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
Meet the members of the New Footscray Hospital community consultative committee
23 June 2019Meet the members of the New Footscray Hospital community consultative committee

Meet the members of the New Footscray Hospital community consultative committee

The Victorian Government is pleased to announce that it has appointed a community consultative committee to support the development of ...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Expressions of Interest released for new Footscray Hospital
21 June 2019Expressions of Interest released for new Footscray Hospital

Expressions of Interest released for new Footscray Hospital

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority has now released an invitation for Expressions of Interest from suitably qua...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Expression of Interest open for Latrobe Regional Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3A
28 May 2019Expression of Interest open for Latrobe Regional Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3A

Expression of Interest open for Latrobe Regional Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3A

Expressions of Interest are now open to develop the design, prepare contract documentation and provide contract administration services...

Hospitals, Mental health, Regional Victoria, Surgery
Changing Places user and venue owner surveys – tell us what you think!
22 May 2019Changing Places user and venue owner surveys – tell us what you think!

Changing Places user and venue owner surveys – tell us what you think!

Your feedback will help us to improve facilities and decide the best locations for future Changing Places builds, so that our public sp...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Work starts on new Healthy Community Access Hub for Kyneton
22 May 2019Work starts on new Healthy Community Access Hub for Kyneton

Work starts on new Healthy Community Access Hub for Kyneton

Communities in the Macedon Ranges Shire and surrounding areas will soon have access to a new multi-purpose hub for health and community...

Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Expression of Interest open for Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre
21 May 2019Expression of Interest open for Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre

Expression of Interest open for Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre

Expressions of Interest are now open for principal consultants on the new $6 million Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre. Open until May ...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Planning starts for a new Cancer and Wellness Centre in Echuca
20 May 2019Planning starts for a new Cancer and Wellness Centre in Echuca

Planning starts for a new Cancer and Wellness Centre in Echuca

Echuca Regional Health and the Campaspe and Murray River communities will soon benefit from a new lifesaving cancer and wellness centre...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Mums and newborns move into the new Joan Kirner Women
15 May 2019Mums and newborns move into the new Joan Kirner Women

Mums and newborns move into the new Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital

Today, mums and newborn babies will make the historic move into the brand-new Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital. Over seven h...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Melton Health and Community Services health hub officially opens
07 May 2019Melton Health and Community Services health hub officially opens

Melton Health and Community Services health hub officially opens

Melton residents can now access community health, mental health and family services under one roof with the Melton Health and Community...

Melbourne, Mental health, Primary health
Submissions open for the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Fund
07 May 2019Submissions open for the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Fund

Submissions open for the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Fund

Grant submissions for the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Fund are now open. The fund was established to p...

Changing Places inspires a welcome change to the National Construction Code
05 May 2019Changing Places inspires a welcome change to the National Construction Code

Changing Places inspires a welcome change to the National Construction Code

In welcome news for people with a disability, their carers and families a new class of toilet, called Accessible Adult Change Facilitie...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital officially opened
05 May 2019Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital officially opened

Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital officially opened

Families in Melbourne’s western suburbs will have access to specialist maternity and paediatric care closer to home with construction...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Progress on track to deliver health system environmental sustainability strategy
15 April 2019Progress on track to deliver health system environmental sustainability strategy

Progress on track to deliver health system environmental sustainability strategy

Victoria’s first Environmental sustainability strategy progress report shows that 74% of initiatives designed to improve the environm...

Hospitals, Primary health, Regional Victoria, Sustainability
New Diamond Creek ambulance branch opens
08 April 2019New Diamond Creek ambulance branch opens

New Diamond Creek ambulance branch opens

Diamond Creek and surrounding areas will now have access to round-the-clock emergency care and faster response times with the opening o...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Medical equipment and engineering upgrade announced for Geelong University Hospital
08 April 2019Medical equipment and engineering upgrade announced for Geelong University Hospital

Medical equipment and engineering upgrade announced for Geelong University Hospital

Geelong University Hospital has been awarded more than $4.7 million to upgrade ageing life-saving equipment and hospital infrastructure...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Surgery
New planning guideline for mental health prevention and recovery care units
02 April 2019New planning guideline for mental health prevention and recovery care units

New planning guideline for mental health prevention and recovery care units

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority has released the Mental Health Prevention And Recovery Care Unit Part B: Hea...

Guideline, Mental health
New planning guideline for alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facilities
28 March 2019New planning guideline for alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facilities

New planning guideline for alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facilities

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority has released the 'Alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility...

Alcohol and other drugs, Guideline
Northern Hospital opens world-class intensive care unit
27 March 2019Northern Hospital opens world-class intensive care unit

Northern Hospital opens world-class intensive care unit

Critically ill patients in one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions now have access to world-class intensive care with the opening o...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Site announced for Gippsland’s youth residential rehabilitation facility
27 March 2019Site announced for Gippsland’s youth residential rehabilitation facility

Site announced for Gippsland’s youth residential rehabilitation facility

A new youth residential rehabilitation facility is planned for Traralgon, providing more support for young regional Victorians sufferin...

Alcohol and other drugs, Regional Victoria
An additional 150 new nurses and midwives for the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital
14 March 2019An additional 150 new nurses and midwives for the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

An additional 150 new nurses and midwives for the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

The new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be home to an additional 150 nurses and midwives when it opens its doors t...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Hamer Hall unveils new Changing Places facility
12 March 2019Hamer Hall unveils new Changing Places facility

Hamer Hall unveils new Changing Places facility

Melbourne's newest Changing Places facility has been officially opened at Hamer Hall. Now people of all ages and abilities can relax an...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Locals to help shape new community hospitals – Community consultative committee applications now open
08 March 2019Locals to help shape new community hospitals – Community consultative committee applications now open

Locals to help shape new community hospitals – Community consultative committee applications now open

Locals from Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Pakenham, Phillip Island, Sunbury, Torquay, City of Whittlesea, Eltham area, Point Cook and Fisher...

Community hospitals, Hospitals, Melbourne, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Asset Management Policy released
01 March 2019Asset Management Policy released

Asset Management Policy released

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) has released a new policy which sets the commitment for asset manag...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Primary health, Regional Victoria, Research centre, Surgery
Changing Places opens at Hadfield Park Adventure Playground
28 February 2019Changing Places opens at Hadfield Park Adventure Playground

Changing Places opens at Hadfield Park Adventure Playground

A new Changing Place has opened at the popular Hadfield Park Adventure Playground, ensuring that community members and visitors to Wall...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Winchelsea’s first ambulance branch taking shape
27 February 2019Winchelsea’s first ambulance branch taking shape

Winchelsea’s first ambulance branch taking shape

Due for completion in late 2019, the Winchelsea ambulance station is the town’s first ever permanent paramedic facility. Located in W...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
New Footscray Hospital Project – improving health outcomes in Melbourne’s inner west
15 February 2019New Footscray Hospital Project – improving health outcomes in Melbourne’s inner west

New Footscray Hospital Project – improving health outcomes in Melbourne’s inner west

The Victorian Government is investing $1.5billion to deliver a new Footscray Hospital, providing world-class healthcare closer to home ...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Construction begins on new Bacchus Marsh ambulance branch
15 February 2019Construction begins on new Bacchus Marsh ambulance branch

Construction begins on new Bacchus Marsh ambulance branch

Better, safer, faster emergency care - that’s the future for Bacchus Marsh and Moorabool Shire communities with the first sod turned ...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Nurses and midwives tour new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital
14 February 2019Nurses and midwives tour new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Nurses and midwives tour new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

A group of 50 nurses and midwives from Sunshine Hospital had their very first look inside the new Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s ...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Industry briefing held for the New Footscray Hospital Project
14 February 2019Industry briefing held for the New Footscray Hospital Project

Industry briefing held for the New Footscray Hospital Project

The Victorian Government is kick starting work to plan, design and build a $1.5 billion new public hospital in Footscray, with more ...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Environmental sustainability strategy released
28 October 2018Environmental sustainability strategy released

Environmental sustainability strategy released

Our strategy is a 5-year commitment with three key strategic directions – sector leadership, environmental performance, and climate c...

Hospitals, Primary health, Regional Victoria, Sustainability
New ambulance branches open in Sale, Traralgon and Murchison
26 October 2018New ambulance branches open in Sale, Traralgon and Murchison

New ambulance branches open in Sale, Traralgon and Murchison

Sale, Traralgon, Murchison and surrounding communities will receive faster emergency care now that three new state-of-the-art ambulance...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Changing Places: Openings, sod turns and a Marveloo at the Sydney Invictus Games
26 October 2018Changing Places: Openings, sod turns and a Marveloo at the Sydney Invictus Games

Changing Places: Openings, sod turns and a Marveloo at the Sydney Invictus Games

Our Changing Places initiative has been building momentum throughout October, with openings, sod turns, and a Marveloo making an appear...

Health, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Construction underway for new Tatura and Broadford ambulance branches
24 October 2018Construction underway for new Tatura and Broadford ambulance branches

Construction underway for new Tatura and Broadford ambulance branches

The sod has been turned on new ambulance branches in Tatura and Broadford today, signalling the start of early works. When complete, th...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Milestone sod turn for the Victorian Heart Hospital project
23 October 2018Milestone sod turn for the Victorian Heart Hospital project

Milestone sod turn for the Victorian Heart Hospital project

The Victorian Heart Hospital is coming to life, with the first sod turned and further designs revealed on the $543 million project. Set...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
Inspiring artworks unveiled at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital
09 October 2018Inspiring artworks unveiled at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Inspiring artworks unveiled at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Two new, inspiring commemorative artworks have been unveiled at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
The new Eltham Ambulance Branch has officially opened its doors!
31 August 2018The new Eltham Ambulance Branch has officially opened its doors!

The new Eltham Ambulance Branch has officially opened its doors!

The purpose-built facility features four ambulance bays, four rest and recline rooms, a large training space, and off-street parking fo...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
World-class Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion complete
29 August 2018World-class Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion complete

World-class Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion complete

Minister for Health Jill Hennessey has officially opened the $85 million expansion of the Werribee Mercy Hospital's intensive care unit...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Surgery
Cranes come down at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital
27 August 2018Cranes come down at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Cranes come down at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

The two massive cranes atop the ninth floor of the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s are now down as the main hospital structure i...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
New Bendigo Hospital opens - leading the way in design and technology
09 August 2018New Bendigo Hospital opens - leading the way in design and technology

New Bendigo Hospital opens - leading the way in design and technology

Construction of the $630 million new Bendigo Hospital is now complete, giving patients faster and better access to world-class health c...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
New maternity unit now open in Bacchus Marsh
06 July 2018New maternity unit now open in Bacchus Marsh

New maternity unit now open in Bacchus Marsh

More women will be able to give birth closer to home now that the expansion of the Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital is comple...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Construction begins on Barwon Health North facility
28 June 2018Construction begins on Barwon Health North facility

Construction begins on Barwon Health North facility

Families in Geelong’s northern suburbs are one step closer to having additional health services with the first sod turned on the Barw...

Primary health, Regional Victoria
Infrastructure upgrades for Wonthaggi
04 June 2018Infrastructure upgrades for Wonthaggi

Infrastructure upgrades for Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi patients can look forward to getting the surgery they need sooner after a funding boost from the Victorian Government for cri...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Regional funding boost for Victoria’s west
28 May 2018Regional funding boost for Victoria’s west

Regional funding boost for Victoria’s west

Elmhurst and Stawell in Victoria’s north west have received a funding boost from the Victorian Government’s $250 million Regional H...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
New Eltham ambulance station close to completion
28 May 2018New Eltham ambulance station close to completion

New Eltham ambulance station close to completion

The Victorian Government’s rebuild of the state’s ambulance system has reached another milestone with the ‘topping out’ of the ...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Upgrade to deliver better, safer aged care at the Golden Oaks Nursing Home
28 May 2018Upgrade to deliver better, safer aged care at the Golden Oaks Nursing Home

Upgrade to deliver better, safer aged care at the Golden Oaks Nursing Home

Bendigo residents looking for a modern, high quality aged care residential facility to call home will welcome the State Government’s ...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Colac gets vital hospital infrastructure upgrade
28 May 2018Colac gets vital hospital infrastructure upgrade

Colac gets vital hospital infrastructure upgrade

More surgeries, sooner. That’s the brighter future for Colac patients thanks to new State Government funds to upgrade critical air co...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Works begin on Ararat’s new community health hub
28 May 2018Works begin on Ararat’s new community health hub

Works begin on Ararat’s new community health hub

Funded through the State Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the $4.1 million project sited at East Grampians Health Se...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
New Early Years Centre for Bendigo
28 May 2018New Early Years Centre for Bendigo

New Early Years Centre for Bendigo

Aboriginal families living in Bendigo will benefit from the Victorian Government’s funding boost to the Bendigo and District Aborigin...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre now open
24 May 2018Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre now open

Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre now open

Thousands more women in Melbourne’s east now have easier access to life saving breast cancer screening and care on their doorstep wit...

Victorian State Budget 2018-19 delivers big infrastructure boost
15 May 2018Victorian State Budget 2018-19 delivers big infrastructure boost

Victorian State Budget 2018-19 delivers big infrastructure boost

The latest State Budget has invested record levels of funding critical to sustaining healthy and connected communities.

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
$18 million boost to life-saving cancer treatment and research
06 May 2018$18 million boost to life-saving cancer treatment and research

$18 million boost to life-saving cancer treatment and research

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre receives an $18 million funding boost to provide greater access to game-chan...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
Bigger, better, safer – Ballarat Hospital’s $461 million revamp
02 May 2018Bigger, better, safer – Ballarat Hospital’s $461 million revamp

Bigger, better, safer – Ballarat Hospital’s $461 million revamp

Ballarat families can look forward to even better, safer and faster healthcare thanks to a brand new Ballarat Base Hospital. Funded by ...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
World-class hospital another step closer for Melbourne’s west
02 May 2018World-class hospital another step closer for Melbourne’s west

World-class hospital another step closer for Melbourne’s west

Rapid population growth in Melbourne’s western suburbs has meant increasing call on health services for expecting mums and young fami...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Patients first as Wonthaggi Hospital gets $115m upgrade
01 May 2018Patients first as Wonthaggi Hospital gets $115m upgrade

Patients first as Wonthaggi Hospital gets $115m upgrade

Communities undergoing major growth need bigger, better hospitals – and that’s exactly what the State Government is delivering at B...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Bigger, better $22 million revamp for Wangaratta Hospital
24 April 2018Bigger, better $22 million revamp for Wangaratta Hospital

Bigger, better $22 million revamp for Wangaratta Hospital

The Victorian Government’s state-of-the-art redevelopment of Wangaratta Hospital has just become bigger and better, with stages one a...

Terang Hospital gets endoscopy upgrade
24 April 2018Terang Hospital gets endoscopy upgrade

Terang Hospital gets endoscopy upgrade

A funding boost to Terang and Mortlake Health Service will mean more patients will now be able to get the endoscopies they need a lot s...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Stawell Regional Health gets a cool new upgrade
24 April 2018Stawell Regional Health gets a cool new upgrade

Stawell Regional Health gets a cool new upgrade

Stawell patients will get the safe, high quality care and surgeries they need thanks to a Victorian Government funding boost for Stawel...

Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre gets new wheels
24 April 2018Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre gets new wheels

Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre gets new wheels

Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre in the state’s east has served its local community for 100 years and counting, and adding to the cen...

Health care access gets three times better for Broadford
24 April 2018Health care access gets three times better for Broadford

Health care access gets three times better for Broadford

Better access and more consulting rooms for Melbourne’s booming north. That’s what Broadford residents can look forward to after a ...

Bendigo Hospital named top Victorian development for 2018
23 April 2018Bendigo Hospital named top Victorian development for 2018

Bendigo Hospital named top Victorian development for 2018

The State’s largest-ever regional hospital project has won Victoria’s Development of the Year award for 2018.

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Architect duo takes on the Victorian Heart Hospital
02 March 2018Architect duo takes on the Victorian Heart Hospital

Architect duo takes on the Victorian Heart Hospital

Two powerhouse architectural firms have joined forces to design and deliver Australia’s first, standalone hospital dedicated to heart...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
Hospital design through virtual reality
14 February 2018Hospital design through virtual reality

Hospital design through virtual reality

The architectural team of Conrad Gargett John Wardle Architects, the joint venture appointed to design the new Victorian Heart Hospital...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
Women in the west
13 February 2018Women in the west

Women in the west

The Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital redevelopment features one of the biggest female-led teams working on a hospital pr...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Australia’s first Heart Hospital is coming to Victoria
20 December 2017Australia’s first Heart Hospital is coming to Victoria

Australia’s first Heart Hospital is coming to Victoria

Australia’s first specialist stand-alone heart hospital will become a reality with the Victorian Government investing an additional $...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
What does a healthy, happy community look like?
20 November 2017What does a healthy, happy community look like?

What does a healthy, happy community look like?

This is how kids in Melbourne’s west want their community to look. As part of the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Painting the school white (and blue, and yellow, and green and pink!)
20 November 2017Painting the school white (and blue, and yellow, and green and pink!)

Painting the school white (and blue, and yellow, and green and pink!)

Western Health and Lendlease workers shared a paintbrush or two when they came together in St.Albans to brighten up a neighbour’s sur...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
New powered stretchers lower paramedic injuries
17 November 2017New powered stretchers lower paramedic injuries

New powered stretchers lower paramedic injuries

The Victorian Government’s roll out of state-of-the-art powered stretchers in every ambulance is complete, making work safer and easi...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
Celebrating 30 years of women paramedics in Victoria
16 November 2017Celebrating 30 years of women paramedics in Victoria

Celebrating 30 years of women paramedics in Victoria

Record numbers of women are choosing a career as a lifesaving paramedic, 30 years since the very first female paramedics hit the road i...

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
First cath lab opens in Gippsland
16 November 2017First cath lab opens in Gippsland

First cath lab opens in Gippsland

Gippsland’s first catheterisation laboratory for cardiac surgery at Latrobe Regional Hospital is now complete.

Hospitals, Mental health, Regional Victoria, Surgery
Artist impressions of Bendigo Hospital Stage Two unveiled
16 November 2017Artist impressions of Bendigo Hospital Stage Two unveiled

Artist impressions of Bendigo Hospital Stage Two unveiled

The $630 million state-of-the-art new Bendigo Hospital has won a highly acclaimed international award for excellence in design, as arti...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Best ambulance response in eight years
16 November 2017Best ambulance response in eight years

Best ambulance response in eight years

Paramedics are responding faster to life threatening medical emergencies with the best quarter one response times in eight years.

Ambulance upgrades, Melbourne, Regional Victoria
New nursery for newborns
16 November 2017New nursery for newborns

New nursery for newborns

The Victorian Government has announced an additional $2.62 million to expand the Special Care Nursery in the Thomson maternity unit at ...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Funding boost for Wimmera Cancer Centre
16 November 2017Funding boost for Wimmera Cancer Centre

Funding boost for Wimmera Cancer Centre

The Victorian Government has stepped in to guarantee the Wimmera Cancer Centre is built so that local patients will be able to access w...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Wangaratta Hospital revamp a close-to-home initiative
16 November 2017Wangaratta Hospital revamp a close-to-home initiative

Wangaratta Hospital revamp a close-to-home initiative

More Wangaratta patients will get the critical care they need closer to home, thanks to a Victorian Government funding boost to redevel...

Aged care, Hospitals, Mental health, Primary health, Regional Victoria
Social housing volunteers awards now open
16 November 2017Social housing volunteers awards now open

Social housing volunteers awards now open

Nominations to recognise outstanding social housing tenants in the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards are now open.

Over 1100 public housing homes set for redevelopment
16 November 2017Over 1100 public housing homes set for redevelopment

Over 1100 public housing homes set for redevelopment

The Victorian Government is investing $185 million to redevelop public housing properties at sites across metropolitan Melbourne, with ...

Northern Health surgeons on the rise
13 November 2017Northern Health surgeons on the rise

Northern Health surgeons on the rise

Northern Health surgeons are leading the state in the field of complex venous disorders.

Hospitals, Melbourne, Surgery
Broadmeadows surgery patient boost
13 November 2017Broadmeadows surgery patient boost

Broadmeadows surgery patient boost

The growing number of patients in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will get the elective surgery they need faster with the completion of ...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Surgery
Big Billy and Betty reach for the sky
13 November 2017Big Billy and Betty reach for the sky

Big Billy and Betty reach for the sky

The two massive cranes building the new $200 million Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital have been named Big Billy and Bett...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Monash Telehealth links top kids surgeons to Gippsland
13 November 2017Monash Telehealth links top kids surgeons to Gippsland

Monash Telehealth links top kids surgeons to Gippsland

Doctors treating the sickest children at the new $73 million Latrobe Regional Hospital will now have a direct video link to world leadi...

Hospitals, Mental health, Regional Victoria, Surgery
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre wins top architecture prize
13 November 2017Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre wins top architecture prize

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre wins top architecture prize

The Victorian Government’s commitment to being at the forefront of infrastructure design was recognised at the 2017 Victorian Archite...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
World-class cancer research boost to save lives
13 November 2017World-class cancer research boost to save lives

World-class cancer research boost to save lives

Victorians fighting cancer have an even better chance of survival thanks to a Victorian Government funding boost. It will lead to more ...

Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre
New life-saving helipad ready to take off
13 November 2017New life-saving helipad ready to take off

New life-saving helipad ready to take off

A new helipad on the roof of the Monash Children’s Hospital is helping to save lives by providing a faster and more direct route to v...

Hospitals, Melbourne
Monash Children’s Hospital school opens
13 November 2017Monash Children’s Hospital school opens

Monash Children’s Hospital school opens

Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment wit...

Hospitals, Melbourne
New hospital named after the late Joan Kirner AC
13 November 2017New hospital named after the late Joan Kirner AC

New hospital named after the late Joan Kirner AC

The new $200 million women’s and children’s hospital currently under construction in St Albans has been fittingly named after the l...

Hospitals, Maternity, Melbourne
Bendigo Health and Peter MacCallum continue partnership
13 November 2017Bendigo Health and Peter MacCallum continue partnership

Bendigo Health and Peter MacCallum continue partnership

The new $630 million Bendigo Hospital opened its doors in January 2017, securing the long-term partnership between Bendigo Health and P...

Hospitals, Regional Victoria
Worldwide acclaim for new Bendigo Hospital design
13 November 2017Worldwide acclaim for new Bendigo Hospital design

Worldwide acclaim for new Bendigo Hospital design

The new $630 million state-of-the-art Bendigo Hospital has won an international award for excellence in design.

Hospitals, Regional Victoria