Healthcare expansion in Melbourne’s north

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La Trobe Private Hospital and Northpark Private in Bundoora will open from early 2024 with better facilities and access to healthcare. ​

Melbourne’s north can expect better access to healthcare from early 2024 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 situated on the La Trobe University Bundoora campus.

La Trobe Private will reopen with four integrated operating theatres, a robotic surgical assistant, ROSA, for specialised orthopaedic surgery, 30 inpatient beds and capacity to open a new four-bed high dependency unit. 

Under its redevelopment, the hospital will support a range of clinical specialities, focusing on orthopaedics, general surgery, plastic surgery, and urology.

New additions also include a new cafe, onsite pathology and radiology services, and 22 specialist doctor consulting suites.

The Northpark redevelopment will see expanded mental health services with brand new facilities, including additional mental health beds, an older persons’ mental health unit, expanded Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation service and more. 

The hospital’s long-standing maternity service, and mother and baby unit, will continue operations, alongside five operating theatres and a 20-bed surgical ward focusing on women’s health, oral and maxillofacial, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat and endoscopy procedures.

General manager of both hospitals, Simon Benedict, said two hospitals closeby to northern suburbs residents offering a variety of services would provide even better access to great healthcare.

Healthscope chief executive Greg Horan said Healthscope was devoted 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,” Mr Horan said. 

“Thanks to this investment, our dedicated, skilled and passionate nurses, doctors and clinicians will be able to provide an even greater level of outstanding patient care and treatment for the local community.”

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 at healthscopehospitals.com.au/internal-pages/expressions-interest-vmo.