The Victorian Government has provided up to $1.5 billion to deliver a new Footscray Hospital – the state’s most significant ever health infrastructure investment.
Located on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads, it will support the increasing demand from Melbourne’s booming western suburbs, ensuring families can get the care they need close to home.
Building a bigger and better Footscray Hospital will cut wait times and reduce pressure on nearby hospitals. With an increase of nearly 200 beds, the new hospital will treat approximately 15,000 additional patients and enable around 20,000 additional people to be seen by the emergency department each year.
Construction of the hospital is now underway, with the hospital expected to open in 2025.