The first stage of the new $133 million Northern Private Hospital, from Australia’s largest private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care, will open in early 2024.
Northern Private Hospital CEO Shaun Gillespie said construction of the landmark facility in the booming growth corridor north of Melbourne followed an environmentally conscious design.
“The building incorporates recycled materials, chilled beams for enhanced thermal comfort, solar power and energy efficient lighting,” Gillespie said.
“This focus on sustainability will continue as we now look to the internal features of the hospital, with fixtures, fittings and appliances chosen for their water conservation and energy efficiency. Northern Private Hospital has been designed to help patients while also protecting our planet for future generations.”
The first stage of the hospital will feature 70 inpatient beds including four for high-dependency patients and six in the critical care unit. Stage one also includes 10 oncology chairs, four state-of-the-art operating theatres, a cardiac catheterisation laboratory and an innovative super-theatre featuring both a hybrid and general theatre for flexibility.
The second stage of the new private hospital is forecast to open in 2027.
“Northern Private Hospital will offer world-class patient care and extensive medical, surgical and mental health services,” Gillespie said.
“We’re in talks with some of Melbourne’s best clinicians, who will be supported by a dedicated team of nurses and support staff committed to the Ramsay values.”
The greenfield private hospital will offer specialties including general medicine, cardiology, vascular, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ENT, general surgery, gynaecology, urology, oncology, haematology, ophthalmology and gastroenterology.
The Northern Private Hospital will be co-located with the public Northern Hospital with a direct connection via a link bridge.
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