By Alesha Capone
The state government has announced a preferred site has been identified for construction of the future Point Cook Community Hospital.
Altona MP Jill Hennessy and Western Metropolitan MP Ingrid Stitt said today that a parcel of land at 140 Dunnings Road, Point Cook has been identified as the preferred site for the new health facility.
The state government is in the process of acquiring the land, which is currently commercially-owned.
“The preferred location will ensure the new Point Cook Community Hospital can truly be part of the Point Cook community – meaning patients, visitors and staff can easily access the new hospital,” Ms Hennessy said.
The state government is investing $675 million to deliver 10 community hospitals in major growth areas across Victoria.
The new Point Cook Community Hospital, operated by Western Health, will provide a range of integrated community health and specialist services.
A statement from Ms Hennessy said that on-site urgent care services at the Point Cook hub would “help take pressure off nearby hospitals including Werribee Mercy, Footscray and Sunshine hospitals – allowing them to focus on critical care and acute health issues, emergency care and more complex surgeries and procedures”.
Construction of the Point Cook Community Hospital is expected to start next year and be completed in 2024.