The Point Cook Community Hospital is another step closer with a builder now appointed to commence construction.
Leandlease Building Contractors will begin works this year on the site at 140 Dunnings Road in Point Cook which is located next to the Point Cook Shopping Centre, close to public transport and is accessible from the freeway.
This small public hospital will provide a range of coordinated community health and specialist services under the management of Western Health.
A closer connection between ‘everyday’ health services and the local community can facilitate better access to health care.
As a result of the project, Werribee Mercy, Footscray, and Sunshine hospitals will receive less pressure. The result will be that major hospitals will be able to concentrate on critical care, emergencies, and more complex procedures and surgeries.
Construction is expected to start this year and be completed in 2024.