Private hospital plan for northern Melbourne

July 6, 2018 by  

A large private hospital could be constructed within north Melbourne.

La Trobe University is behind the hospital proposal in question. The university aspires to build a hub worth $400 million but it will need partners to make its vision into a reality. Brochure printing can be used to promote and advertise such opportunities. Natalie MacDonald is the Vice-president of the university. Ms MacDonald told the Sydney Morning Herald:

“Services could include a sub‐acute hospital, primary healthcare and clinical services, as well as expanded space for aged care, rehabilitation, prosthetics, nursing and psychology.”

Ms MacDonald believes that northern Melbourne has a significant shortage of hospital beds. She thinks that more than 200 extra beds are required to cope with the local demand for healthcare.

The space for the hospital has been selected already. The university possesses over 3.5 hectares of land that could be ideal for the accommodation of the scheme. This land is situated in close proximity to the northern entrance of the campus. Building work is expected to start during 2019.

The university has entered into a partnership with EY. The hope is that the professional services business may be able to spot appropriate enterprises to take the private hospital plans further. Any organisation that wants to get involved in the development will have to deliver placements for students and so on.