Holmesglen Private Hospital under construction in Moorabbin
Holmesglen Private Hospital will herald a new era in healthcare for patients in Melbourne's southern and bayside suburbs, in a new partnership with Holmesglen Institute, the first of its kind in Australia.
The hospital, set to open in early 2017, is located on the original site of the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE Hemisphere Conference Centre at its South Road Moorabbin Campus. Kingston Council approved the site development earlier this year and construction is underway on the multi-million dollar hospital, which will boost the economy and local jobs in the area.
Robert Cooke, Healthscope Managing Director and CEO, The Hon Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills, Cr Tamsin Bearsley, Mayor of the City of Kingston and Mary Faraone, CEO of Holmesglen Institute were recently on site to view the progress of building works.
Minister Herbert also announced a redevelopment and upgrade of student facilities at Holmesglen Institute.
Robert Cooke explained that the development will provide a comprehensive, acute healthcare service for the residents of the southern suburbs.
"Holmesglen Private Hospital will comprise of 147 medical and surgical beds, state of the art Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units, as well as seven integrated operating suites, Cardiac Catheter Laboratory, a Day Oncology and significantly an Emergency Department", said Robert.
The hospital will also include a comprehensive radiology department, pathology services, pharmacy and cafe, as well as a number of specialist consulting suites.
Cr Tamsin Bearsley commented "The new hospital will be a valuable asset for the local community. This development will mean local families will have access to important health services, closer to home."
The development of Holmesglen Private Hospital has been greeted with much enthusiasm and excitement from the local medical and health communities.
"There has been a great deal of interest from our current doctors at Como Private Hospital, as well as new doctors that are keen to consult and perform surgery close to where their patients live.
The availability of critical care services at the hospital means that patients will no longer need to travel into the city to undergo more complex surgery" explained Robert.
Como Private Hospital will expand its rehabilitation facilities once its medical and surgical services transfer to Holmesglen Private Hospital.
Cockram Construction is overseeing the development, which commenced in June this year, and will provide employment opportunities in the construction industry.