Hospital upgrade near Narre Warren

May 1, 2018 by  

The baby boom in Melbourne is the reason behind a healthcare revolution near Narre Warren.

Population growth in the outer southeast of Melbourne is pushing the construction of housing. With more births happening in the spreading suburbs, Casey Hospital has received a welcome boost recently.

With Melbourne on course to become the biggest Australian city, the logic behind the almost $135m of investment is clear. People living in places like Narre Warren will need more healthcare provision to cope with urban expansion, and printing services can be used to communicate messages on a regional basis.

Dr. Mark Tarrant is a leading obstetrician at Casey Hospital. The number of children being born there has multiplied by four times since it was opened 14 years ago, leading Dr. Tarrant to tell 9News:

“Currently, women who might need high-dependency or intensive care services will need to birth at places like Dandenong or Monash Medical Centre. With those services here, we can keep most of those women close to home.”

By the start of 2020, the hospital might have to accommodate another 1,300 births per year. Dr. Tarrant even believes that 4,000 births each year is not out of the question going forward.

The government of the state has got behind Casey Hospital. The facility will include a further four operating theatres, and the addition of over 300 car parking spaces.