St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee was officially opened on Friday 16 February 2018.
The new St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee has been designed and built to meet the pressing health needs of Melbourne's outer west and south-west suburbs. With new data revealing the city of Wyndham is now bigger than Greater Geelong and has growth of over 12,000 people each year, there was an urgent need for a new state of the art private hospital.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee (SVPHW) will provide health services for more than 16,000 patients annually, becoming one of the regions busiest and biggest acute care private hospitals.
The hospital, which opened its doors to patients on 30 January 2018, has four theatres and 61 beds, including a Special Care Nursery. SVPHW is the only hospital in Melbourne's south-west with a Cardiac Catheter Laboratory, providing critical care to cardiac patients without them needing to travel to the city.
The hospital has already employed 80 new staff and expects to employ 350 staff over the coming year.
The hospital was officially opened and blessed on Friday 16 February by Archbishop of Melbourne, Most Reverend Denis Hart at a ceremony also attended by Mr Tim Pallas MP, Local State Member for Werribee, representing the Premier Daniel Andrews and the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Jill Hennessy.
The hospital will provide services for Heart & Vascular Care; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gynaecology; Orthopaedics; Neurosurgery; Oncology & Haematology; Paediatrics; Rehabilitation; General Surgery & Endoscopy; Urology; Plastics; and Sleep Studies.
Below are some photos from the day.
Arch Bishop Denis Hart
Kim White, Christine Flett, Prudence Virgona, Dr Iain Skinner, Rachael Cassar