Construction of a new hospital and aged care centre in Melbourne’s west is another step closer, with a planning permit now granted to build the first stage of St Vincent’s Private Hospital in East Werribee.

The St Vincents Private Hospital will include a life-saving cardiac catheter laboratory which will provide emergency, life-saving treatment for cardiovascular and coronary artery disease.

The Metropolitan Planning Authority has approved a planning permit for St Vincent’s Health Australia to build the new hospital, which will include 112 overnight beds, 6 operating theatres, 4 delivery suites, 5 special care nursery cots, cardiac catheter laboratory, day procedure unit, day oncology unit, rehabilitation facilities, consulting suites, and an 80-bed aged care facility.

The private hospital and aged care centre will create 320 health and professional services jobs, as well as significant employment opportunities during design and construction.

The $95 million St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee will be built on a 4 hectare site in Hoppers Lane, within the East Werribee Employment Precinct.

The Andrews Labor Government has worked closely with St Vincent’s Health to progress this major healthcare investment, fulfilling a commitment to boosting infrastructure in growth areas and creating jobs.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas:

“As more people flock to the Werribee area, we are making sure the right infrastructure is in place for the long-term.”

“Figures show around 59% of local residents leave Wyndham for medical treatment and this new hospital will help to provide locally the services that residents need.”

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy:

“I’m looking forward to this new hospital being built in Melbourne’s West, to help give locals the health care and treatment they need and deserve closer to home.”

“Along with our massive funding boost for health in the recent State Budget, including to build the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital and to expand Werribee Hospital, this Government is investing in the health of Melbourne’s West.”

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne:

“The Metropolitan Planning Authority’s approval means work can get underway on this project, which will create jobs in the west.”

“Detailed planning work is underway in Melbourne’s outer west, which will continue to attract major investment such St Vincent’s Health and build the social infrastructure needed for our growing population. “