We are delighted to begin construction on the Victorian Heart Hospital, Australia’s first dedicated, state-of-the art cardiac facility, providing innovative, holistic and patient-centred care in heart disease, along with world-leading education and research led by our partners at Monash University.
The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Minister for Health joined Dipak Sanghvi, Monash Health Board Chair, Andrew Stripp, Monash Health Chief Executive, Professor Steve Nicholls, Director of the Victorian Heart Hospital and Professor Margaret Gardiner AO, Monash University Vice Chancellor to turn the sod at the site of the Victorian Heart Hospital.
The new hospital will have the capacity to provide 195 beds, 1,500 cardiac surgeries and 13,500 cardiac laboratory procedures, catering for 28,000 cardiac emergency presentations and 108,000 consultations annually.
Cardiac patients in regional Victoria will also have direct access to the hospital through the latest telehealth technology, removing the need to travel for specialist appointments.
The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
To read more about the Victorian Heart Hospital click here.