Have your say on new community hospitals - Survey now open

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Have your say on new community hospitals - Survey now open

16 September 2019

We want to hear from locals near CraigieburnCranbourneEltham areaFishermans BendPakenhamPhillip IslandPoint CookSunburyTorquay and City of Whittlesea to help inform the planning for ten new community hospitals.

An online survey is now open seeking input to identify service gaps and ways to better connect and integrate health and social services. Responses are confidential and will be de-identified.

The survey is available via the engage.vic website and the closing date has been extended to 6.00pm on Monday 28 October 2019. 

About the community hospitals program

The Victorian Government has committed $675 million to build ten community hospitals close to major growth areas within CraigieburnCranbourneEltham areaFishermans BendPakenhamPhillip IslandPoint CookSunburyTorquay and City of Whittlesea. These community hospitals will improve the way healthcare is delivered in suburban and regional Victoria, providing more access to in-demand services, closer to home.

Community hospitals are an expansion of our current public hospital network. They will provide a broad range of walk-in hospital, community health and social care services in the one place, making it easier for families, patients, carers and clients to receive the services they need.

These hospitals are a new type of public health facility and we want to understand what services are important and needed for these new facilities.

Find out more about community hospitals by watching this short video or by visiting the community hospitals program page.