Footscray Hospital

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In 2019 the Victorian Government made a commitment to provide up to $1.5 billion to deliver a new public hospital in Footscray.

Located on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads, the new 504 bed Footscray Hospital will support the increasing demand for healthcare services in the western suburbs.

With more families choosing to make the west their home, we know there is more to do to meet the growing demand from the local community for healthcare services.

Building a bigger and more modern Footscray Hospital will:

  • cut waiting times for local residents
  • allow almost 15,000 additional patients to be treated each year
  • allow almost 20,000 additional emergency department admissions
  • allow up to 17,000 western suburbs residents to be redirected from inner-city hospitals back to their local area each year

The new Footscray Hospital will continue to be a major tertiary and training hospital and hub for specialist health services in the west and will also include a major expansion of mental health care.

This project will transform the inner west, creating over 2,000 jobs during construction and establishing Footscray as a major precinct for jobs, health and education.

In March 2021 the first soil was turned on by the site by the Minister for Health and Western Metro MP's.

The hospital is scheduled to open in 2025.

For further information please visit the following link

https://www.vhhsba.vic.gov.au/health/hospitals/new-footscray-hospital