Melton Hospital planning progresses
Planning for a new Melton Hospital is progressing with tenders shortlisted for the appointment of a principal consultant. The principal consultant will complete a master plan and feasibility study for the proposed facility, which will increase access to high-quality health services in the west. A principal consultant is expected to be appointed early April.
The Victorian Government is investing $2.4 million in the planning phase of the project. A business case is set to be completed at the end of 2020. The business case will determine the capacity and range of services offered at the new Melton Hospital. It will also identify how the facility will link into other hospitals in the region, including Western Health’s Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown hospitals and Djerriwarrh Health Service’s Bacchus Marsh Regional Hospital.
Western Health, one of Victoria’s largest public health service providers, will operate the new cutting-edge 24-hour medical facility on the outskirts of Melton. Western Health delivers hospital and community-based services to more than 900,000 people across sites in Melbourne’s west.