The Victorian Government is investing up to $1.5 billion to deliver a new 504-bed Footscray Hospital, which will replace the current ageing hospital.
This flagship investment will significantly contribute to meeting the changing and growing healthcare needs of the diverse communities of Melbourne’s west, an area expected to see a 60 per cent growth in population over the next 20 years.
The new hospital will remain in Footscray, close to the current site. It will have the capacity to treat an additional 15,000 patients and enable 20,000 more people to be seen by the emergency department each year.
The project, to be delivered as a public private partnership (PPP), will provide a key catalyst for economic regeneration in the west of Melbourne by creating up to 2,000 jobs in total – both in construction and through the establishment of a health, education and research precinct.
The new Footscray Hospital will contain specialist facilities including operating theatres, recovery and clinical support spaces along with ample car parking. With access to purpose-built, world-class facilities our people will be supported in their role of delivering the best care possible to our patients, closer to home.
This state-of-the-art hospital will also complement Western Health’s focus on research, innovation and training by helping to grow our association with research centres of excellence.