St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee

St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA) announced on 24 June that it approved plans to build a new private hospital and co-located aged care facility in Werribee at a total investment of $95 million.

SVHA will invest $75 million in the112-bed private hospital and $20 million in an 80-bed aged care facility on land it purchased two years ago in Werribee. The two projects will create full time employment for 350 staff as well as additional contract staff involved in the design and development of the projects.

SVHA's Group CEO, Toby Hall said the new hospital and aged care facility will be strategically located within the East Werribee Employment Precinct identified in the Victorian State Government's recently released Plan Melbourne which designates this as a significant health, education and employment precinct.

"Recognising that Wyndham is the fastest growing Local Government Area in Victoria, we are pleased to be providing contemporary aged care and much needed health services to the local community," Mr Hall said.

St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee will include services for orthopaedic, obstetrics, cardiology, ear nose and throat, plastics surgery, oncology, gynaecology, general surgery and rehabilitation. The hospital will include seven operating theatres, a day procedure unit and a cardiac catheter laboratory to provide additional health services to the people of Wyndham.

The hospital is expected to be operational by early 2017 and treat more than 16,000 patients annually from areas surrounding Western Melbourne.

The new aged care facility will support residents with dementia/low/high and respite care needs and those residents who are financially disadvantaged.

"As Australia's largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider, these projects will allow SVHA to significantly expand our mission to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus over the coming years," Mr Hall said.

He added that while a significant proportion of funding for the new hospital had already been secured by SVHA, community support will be required to fulfil the vision for a state of the art facility servicing the Western suburbs.

"In the coming months a fundraising committee will be established and businesses and members of the community will be invited to contribute to this exciting new development," Mr Hall said. 

For more information contact: Suzanne Hallifax, Regional Business Development Manager, St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 03 9928 6803

Background: St Vincent's Health Australia is the nation's largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider. Our services comprise 27 facilities along the east coast of Australia including six public hospitals, eight private hospitals, 13 aged care facilities and four co-located research institutes. Our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus. We are especially committed to people who are poor or vulnerable.