A preferred site has been selected for the City of Whittlesea Community Hospital in Melbourne’s outer north.
A block of land at 1410 Plenty Road, Mernda has been identified as the preferred site for the new multi-million-dollar facility.
The new City of Whittlesea Community Hospital – operated by Northern Health – will provide a range of integrated community health and specialist services.
Strong links to specialist services, community health providers and social support services aim to improve follow-up treatment and support for those requiring complex care.
The new hospital will take pressure off nearby major hospitals including Northern Hospital in Epping – allowing it to focus on critical care and acute health issues, emergency care and more complex surgeries and procedures.
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The preferred location is close to the Mernda Train Station and local road links into the future town centre of Mernda. It will be nearby to several community facilities including a new retail and dining precinct and future community hub.
“We’re getting on with delivering the largest pipeline of health projects in Victoria’s history, so Victorians can access the care and services they need, when they need them,” Health Minister Martin Foley said.
“I thank Danielle Green for her advocacy, and I look forward to working with her to deliver this important project.”
Land for this facility, which is currently commercially owned, is in the process of being acquired.
Construction is expected to being in 2022 and be delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).