The Government of Victoria, a state in Australia, has secured a plot for the new Point Cook Community Hospital.

Point Cook Community Hospital is one among the ten new community hospitals in key growth regions funded as part of a $675m investment from the government.

The site for the new hospital is located at 140 Dunnings Road, Point Cook in the Victoria state of Australia.

To be built as a small public hospital, it will be run by Western Health and will offer various combined community health and specialist services including day surgery, paediatric services, urgent care for minor injuries and ailments, mental health services and dialysis. 

Victorian Minister for Health Martin Foley, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for the Western Metropolitan region Ingrid Stitt made the announcement on the plot acquisition. 

This facility will relieve stress on major neighbouring hospitals, permitting them to handle emergency care, critical care and acute health concerns as well as more sophisticated surgeries and procedures.

By providing connections to specialists, social support services and community health providers, the hospital is expected to boost follow-up treatment and aid those needing complex care.

The ten community hospitals, on completion, will be able to handle a minimum of 114,000 more urgent care patients, 55,000 dialyses as well as facilitate over 100,000 more allied health sessions every year. 

During the planning and construction phase, the government’s Community Hospital Program will generate nearly 1,900 jobs and on completion, it is expected to provide over 1,000 healthcare jobs. 

The final designs for the Point Cook Community Hospital are anticipated later this year while the construction works of the hospital are slated to conclude in 2024.

Foley said: “The Labor Government is getting on with delivering the largest pipeline of health projects in Victoria’s history including in Point Cook, so Victorians can access the care and services they need, no matter where they live.”