HENDERSON, NSW (News24) – Henderson Hospital is building the world’s largest medical equipment facility, which will cater for the growing medical demand for equipment, and the future needs of the community, Minister for Health Dr Michael McCormack announced today.
The new facility, with a capacity of 1.5 million people, will be the largest hospital in Australia and will be located at the south shore of Melbourne.
It will be built to cater for emergency medical services and other urgent needs, including paediatric and critical care, in a way that minimises impact on the community.
“This will create a world class medical facility, and provide for the wellbeing of patients and staff, as well as enabling us to meet the growing demands for medical supplies,” Dr McCormack said.
“We want to make sure that when the next pandemic hits, our hospitals are equipped to meet those needs, and we are going to do everything we can to do so.”
What this means for us is that we are investing in a large new facility at the southern end of Melbourne to meet demand, and to cater to those growing needs.
“The new hospital is expected to be completed by 2020, with the construction of the building slated to be finished in 2020.
Dr McCormack also confirmed the Government will be offering the Hendersons residents $1,000,000 in public donations to help finance the construction.”
These funds will go towards the cost of the construction, the site, the infrastructure, the staff and the contractors, so we can deliver the facilities we want,” he said.
Hendersons Health, one of the largest hospitals in the state, has been operating for more than 60 years, and is currently Australia’s busiest primary care hospital.
The Government has also promised to support the new hospital’s opening by providing the Government with $2 million in funding to support its construction.
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