Health

Northpark Private Hospital Emergency Department declared open



For residents of Melbourne’s north-east access to emergency healthcare is set to become a lot easier with the opening of Northpark Private Hospital’s Emergency Department.

The state-of-the-art, Level 2 Emergency Department (ED) was officially opened on 18 November by former Collingwood footballer and local businessman Tony Shaw.

“An easily accessible Emergency Department is important for the sustained healthcare of any community. We are lucky that today we open a brand new ED right here in our own backyard that supports our community in what can be the most stressful and delicate of times,” said Tony.

The inclusion of the $3 million dollar Emergency Department at Northpark Private Hospital will help relieve the high demand for emergency healthcare services in the ever growing north-eastern suburbs.

General Manager, Northpark Private Hospital, Simon Keating explained that it is essential that both private and public hospitals, in the northeast, work together to ensure healthcare cohesion.

“The Northpark Private Hospital Emergency Department will provide additional resources to support the public hospitals in our area, which are often at capacity,” explains Simon.

Community healthcare is a big focus for Northpark Private Hospital.

“In the north of Melbourne the population is forecasted to grow to over 228,000 residents by 2031, this requires us to build long term, sustainable healthcare services now,” explains Simon.

The Emergency Department will be opened for patients in late November.

“We have a newly recruited, dedicated team of emergency medicine specialists, headed up by Associate Professor Biswadev (Dev) Mitra, who are all looking forward to begin treating members of our community, “explains Simon.

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As a 137 patient-bed facility, with five operating theatres, Northpark Private Hospital has a strong background in the delivery of medical and acute specialist care.

“Over the past year we have treated over 16,000 patients and had over 75,000 outpatient attendances and this is set to increase. We have a continued growth strategy that will ensure that will also be able to provide quality local healthcare to our community,” explained Simon.

Additional car parking was also included as part of the ED development.