Plenary Health and Western Health team up to support nurses


Wednesday, 24 August, 2022

Plenary Health and Western Health team up to support nurses

Plenary Health has partnered with Western Health Foundation to increase opportunities for clinical staff through ICU nursing scholarships and important health research programs.

The partnership is worth more than $300,000 over five years and aligns with Plenary Health’s delivery of the New Footscray Hospital Project. It includes more than $100,000 towards postgraduate nursing scholarships in key clinical services, research awards for Western Health staff and additional support for events and other in-kind activities.

Western Health Chief Executive Adj. Prof Russell Harrison said the foundation was thrilled to be announcing this partnership with Plenary Health.

“Western Health has already developed a fantastic relationship with Plenary Health as we work together towards the opening of the new Footscray Hospital in 2025, which will be an incredible new facility for Melbourne’s west,” Harrison said.

Plenary Health New Footscray Hospital Project Chair Kelvyn Lavelle said, “With ICU being a huge growth area, this partnership will support nurses by providing them with more opportunities through funded scholarships, assist with important health research, and events fundraising support to deliver better health outcomes for the west.”

Western Health Foundation is the fundraising entity of Western Health, which provides healthcare services to more than one million people across Melbourne’s west.

Western Health Foundation raises funds for the purchase of equipment and certain facilities, funds medical research, provides scholarships for staff and helps deliver patient support for those in need.

Work on the $1.5 billion New Footscray Hospital Project is currently underway. Set to open in 2025, it is being delivered by the Plenary Health consortium in partnership with the Victorian Health Building Authority and Western Health.

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