Bass Coast locals will soon benefit from better healthcare, now that construction is underway on the $115 million Wonthaggi Hospital expansion.
The Wonthaggi Hospital expansion involves the build of three new operating theatres plus a procedure room, a new emergency department with 18 additional treatment spaces, and a brand new 32-bed inpatient ward.
This means staff will have the capacity to treat an additional 26,000 emergency patients every year.
Today Minister for Health Martin Foley and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale inspected progress on the project.
“This significant investment will deliver world-class hospital, meaning residents and their families get the very best care, closer to home,” said Minister Foley.
“We’re ensuring Wonthaggi Hospital has the latest, cutting edge infrastructure that will allow hard-working hospital staff to treat more patients sooner.”
Ms Crugnale added: “We are a growing community with many families choosing the Bass Coast to call home, and many more visiting for holidays – this project is ensuring Wonthaggi Hospital can meet that growing demand.”
“Every Victorian deserves quality care, close to home. A bigger, better Wonthaggi Hospital will deliver just that for our local community.”
The project is on track to be completed in 2023 and will create 345 local jobs during peak construction.