Sister hospitals expand in Melbourne's north

Wednesday, 25 October, 2023

Sister hospitals expand in Melbourne's north

Early 2024 will mark the significant expansion of two hospitals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, with the reopening of La Trobe Private Hospital and redevelopment of Northpark Private. The two hospitals are part of Healthscope’s national network of private hospitals.

With a focus on orthopaedics, general surgery, plastic surgery and urology, the refurbished La Trobe Private will include four integrated operating theatres, 30 inpatient beds and capacity to open a new four-bed high-dependency unit. The facility will also introduce a robotic surgical assistant (ROSA) for specialised orthopaedic surgery. 22 specialist doctor consulting suites will be provided, along with onsite pathology and radiology services, and a new cafe.

Located on the La Trobe University Bundoora campus, the hospital will partner with the university on research projects and student placement programs.

Northpark Private is a 99-bed hospital providing a broad range of care including surgical, medical and mental health services. It also has a long history as a maternity facility, having delivered generations of local residents over the years. Its maternity service includes an Early Parenting Unit.

The redevelopment of Northpark will encompass expanded mental health services, including additional mental health beds, a dedicated older persons’ mental health unit, expanded TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) service and more.

Render of new patient room, Northpark Private Hospital.

The longstanding maternity service and mother and baby unit will continue to operate at Northpark alongside five operating theatres and a 20-bed surgical ward focused on women’s health, oral and maxillofacial, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and endoscopy procedures.

“Having two hospitals minutes away from each other that together will offer a huge range of services will provide even better access to great health care for local communities,” said Simon Benedict, GM of both hospitals.

Healthscope CEO Greg Horan said Healthscope was committed to investing in leading-edge hospital facilities and clinical services.

“The redevelopment of La Trobe Private and its sister hospital Northpark Private is further evidence of that commitment and will deliver a substantial lift in health services and patient access to care in Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern corridor,” he said.

Doctors wishing to secure operating time or have a discussion regarding onsite consulting opportunities at La Trobe and Northpark Private Hospitals are encouraged to submit an expression of interest.

Top image caption: La Trobe Private Hospital facade. Images: Supplied

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