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Expanding Health Services in the West

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Expanding Health Services in the West

From 1 July 2021, Djerriwarrh Health Services’ staff and facilities joined the Western Health network.

The newly expanded Western Health service will deliver a significant improvement for health services in Melbourne’s Western growth corridor. The service, which employs more than 8000 people across 13 campuses and sites, will continue to attend to the healthcare needs of 985,000 Victorians.

The new hospital at Melton will be operated by Western Health once it is operational.

A key aspect of the amalgamation, and even more importantly after the last year with additional pressures on health services during the pandemic, is that there will be no net loss of employment as a result of the amalgamation.


The voluntary amalgamation followed an extensive consultation process with the community.

Following the State Government’s 2019 announcement that a new Melton Hospital will be operated by Western Health, the services began exploring the appropriate governance structure to ensure ongoing delivery of high-quality care to the growing community in Melbourne’s west.

The first round of consultation took place from January – March 2020 and a second round was held in November – December 2020.

These consultations included face-to-face and virtual consultations with members of the local community and staff from both services. 

A dedicated website was set up providing the latest updates on the amalgamation process and provided an avenue for further community feedback to be sent through to the services.

In February 2021, a virtual public presentation was held, providing an overview of the potential amalgamation process to date, a summary of the community engagement and feedback received, an overview of the community survey results and outline the next steps in the process.

Both services were amalgamated under a single Western Health banner on 1 July 2021 at which point a one-year transition commenced.


The following hospitals and healthcare centres have now joined the Western Health network:

​Bacchus Marsh & Melton Regional Hospital
P: 5367 2000
F: 5367 4537
29 - 35 Grant Street, PO Box 330
Bacchus Marsh, 3340

Melton Health & Community Services
P: 8746 1100
195-209 Barries Road, Melton West, Vic, 3337
Note: This is the same address as Melton Health

​Bacchus Marsh Community Health Centre
P: 5367 9674
F: 5367 4274
35 Grant street, Bacchus Marsh 3340

Caroline Springs Community Health Centre
P: 9361 9300
228-232 Caroline Springs Boulevard,
Caroline Springs, 3023

Melton Health
P: 9747 7600
F: 8746 2072
195-209 Barries Road, Melton West, Vic, 3337

Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care
P: 5367 9627
F: 5367 8023
6 Clarinda Street, Bacchus Marsh, 3340

Full details of the services available from these sites can be viewed here.

Your feedback

We continue to welcome your feedback during this one-year transition process. Please direct any comments or enquiries to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

For a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions please click on the link below
Expanding Health Services in the West - FAQs.pdf