LOCALS TO SHAPE NEW WHITTLESEA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

The Andrews Government is getting on with delivering a flagship community hospital and making sure locals have a big say over the services it will offer.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green has welcomed the appointment of the Community Consultative Committee for the Whittlesea Community Hospital.

The Labor Government is delivering on its $675 million election commitment to build or upgrade 10 community hospitals including four in Melbourne’s north for Whittlesea, Craigieburn, Sunbury and Eltham.

Community consultative committees have been established for locals to work with health experts and local government to ensure each community hospital best serves the needs of local families.

Ms Green will Chair the Whittlesea Committee, which includes other community members who live or work locally. The members are:

Chaired by Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green, the Whittlesea Community Hospital Community Consultative Committee includes 11 members and will give locals a say over the future of their community hospital, ensuring services can deliver the very best care and outcomes, closer to home.

The Whittlesea Community Hospital Consultative Committee members are:

  • Adrian Spinelli
  • Andrew Morrison
  • Imchai Siriphet
  • Ivan Peterson
  • Jess Zacharias
  • Lucy Gillivour
  • Rania Kairouz
  • Phillip Bain
  • Fiona Parkinson
  • Caitlyn Haffenden
  • Brett Drummond

The range of services offered at the community hospital will be tailored to our local community, with a strong focus on better integrating acute and community health and human services under one roof.

Community hospitals will offer services such as day surgery, renal dialysis, specialist appointments, allied health including physiotherapy and speech pathology, after-hours health care with access to pathology and imaging, community mental health, women’s and children’s health and chronic disease management.

Alcohol and drug services and public dental are also highly likely to be included in the Whittlesea hospital given the needs of the local community.

The Whittlesea community hospital will all be complete by 2024.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

 “We’re getting on with building the Whittlesea Community Hospital because locals should be able to easily access the care they need, close to home, when they need it.”

“When a loved one gets sick in the middle of the night, families deserve the peace of mind of knowing that the very best care is just around the corner.”

“It is critical these hospitals are shaped by their communities. We understand how important it is that locals get a real say on what health services they need and that’s exactly what this advisory group will do.