The Premier and Health Minister’s message
Victoria is Australia’s fastest growing state and has a booming birth rate – so the establishment of the new Monash Children’s Hospital could not be more timely.
Co-located with Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, the new dedicated hospital has been built with the needs of patients and their loved ones in mind.
The new Monash Children’s Hospital hosts Victoria’s largest neonatal intensive care unit and special care unit, and provides a special linkway to connect with the Monash Women’s maternity services.
It is located within one of Victoria’s key research hubs, the Monash Health Translation Precinct. By partnering with Monash University, the new hospital will help expand research into childhood illness and ensure our kids have access to the latest treatments.
Initiated under the Victorian Labor Government, we are proud that the Monash Children’s Hospital has been opened under a Victorian Labor Government – in-full and with the facilities and services patients deserve.
Importantly, last year we provided funds to reinstate the helipad located on the roof of Monash Children’s Hospital, so that Victorians facing life threatening emergencies receive the urgent care they need.
In our recent Victorian Budget 2016/17, we also provided an additional $14.6 million to make sure Early in Life Mental Health Services have the facilities they require on-site and a further $300,000 towards the establishment of Australasia’s first dedicated paediatric Surgical Simulation Centre, to ensure that surgeons receive the training they need to help save lives.
We are delighted to be part of delivering this state-of-the-art hospital for Victorian children and their families.
The Hon Daniel Andrews
MP Premier of Victoria
The Hon Jill Hennessy MP
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services