Western Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Furlong Road St Albans

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $200 million into the building of the Western Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Furlong Road in St Albans, as part of the state budget, which was handed down by the Treasurer Tim Pallas on Tuesday 5th 2015.

This means that work will commence to build one of the largest medical precincts in Victoria, with funds allocated to provide 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, 4 theatres and creating 2,000 indirect jobs.

World class healthcare in the West has always been championed by the Labor and indeed it was a Labor government who developed the Sunshine Hospital (primarily as a paediatric, obstetric and gynaecology service) in 1990 under John Cain.

It has been successive Labor governments that have invested in the redevelopment of the Sunshine Hospital particularly under the Bracks government in 2006 and the Brumby government in 2009 when the first sods were turned on the redevelopment of the hospital by the then Health Minister Daniel Andrews to provide residents of the West with better access to emergency and radiotherapy services.

We’re sticking to our word and getting with delivering projects that are vital for our community.