Melbourne's west is booming.

The City of Melton is at the heart of this growth.

As we grow, so do the demands on our services.

A growing community needs a hospital.

Our nearest major hospitals are out of reach and out of space.

In the lead up to the 2018 Victorian State Election, the City of Melton is calling on the State Government, Opposition and minor parties to Build Melton Hospital.

Melton Hospital will support Melbourne’s growing west, provide lifelong health care and create jobs, investment and opportunity.

IT'S TIME TO INVEST IN THE WEST
AND BUILD MELTON HOSPITAL.

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The Need for a Hospital

The City of Melton is one of Victoria’s fastest-growing communities.

Every day, 20 people move into the City of Melton – that’s 7100 new residents a year.

Our nearest major hospitals are in Footscray and Sunshine. For too many people, they are out of reach. And too often, they are out of space.

A growing community needs a hospital.

Building a public hospital in Melton will support our growing community, provide lifelong health care and create jobs, investment and opportunity.

The Proposal

Melton Hospital will support a growing community by providing lifelong health care, and by creating jobs, investment and opportunity.

It will reduce pressure on busy hospitals in Sunshine, Footscray and Bacchus Marsh.

Melton Hospital is a proposal for a 24-hour public hospital with a full range of services – things like an emergency department, cardiac and intensive care, acute surgical facilities and diagnostic services.

Melton Hospital will create hundreds of jobs during construction and hundreds more permanent jobs for nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, support and administrative staff.

This vision can only be realised if all sides of politics Invest in the West and Build Melton Hospital.

The Location

The future Melton Hospital is to be located in Cobblebank, a new suburb 4km southeast of Melton centre, south of the Western Freeway and close to the future Toolern train station on the Melton line.

About us

The Build Melton Hospital campaign is a community advocacy campaign run by the City of Melton.

The campaign calls all parties contesting the 2018 Victorian Election to commit to building a public hospital in the City of Melton.

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FAQs


  • Why does the City of Melton need a hospital?

    The City of Melton is one of Victoria’s fastest-growing communities. A growing community needs a hospital.

    The City of Melton’s nearest major hospitals are the Western Hospital in Footscray – more than 30km away – and Sunshine, where, according to Government data, patients in emergency wait up to two hours longer to see a doctor.

    Bacchus Marsh Hospital is a small regional hospital with fewer than 50 beds. It can manage only a fraction of our current population, let alone our future population of more than 400,000.

    Melton Hospital will provide better health care for residents of the City of Melton and surrounding communities, while reducing the pressure on hospitals in Sunshine, Footscray and Bacchus Marsh.

  • Where will the hospital be?

    Melton Hospital will be located within the suburb of Cobblebank, 4km south-east of central Melton, south of the Western Freeway and close to the future Toolern train station on the Melton line. [MAP]

  • What services will the hospital provide?

    The City of Melton is asking the State Government, Opposition and minor parties to commit to building a 24-hour, full-service hospital. Typically, this type of hospital includes services such as an emergency department, cardiac and intensive care, acute surgical facilities and diagnostic services.

  • Who will get to use the hospital?

    An independent analysis of travel times and existing hospital services shows that the Melton Hospital will service the City of Melton and residents of a large area that stretches from Werribee to Woodend, and Ballan to Deer Park.

  • Who will pay for the hospital and when will it open?

    The City of Melton is asking all sides of politics to Invest in the West and Build Melton Hospital, and commit to starting construction by 2022.

  • How can I get involved?

    Sign a campaign postcard at any City of Melton location, participating business or community facility. Click here to see how you can get involved.