Whittlesea residents will have better access to health care if an expansion of Epping Private Hospital is approved.
Health Care Australia will lodge plans for stage two of the Cooper Street hospital with Whittlesea council, in a bid to meet demand for increased services.
If approved, the expansion will provide an extra 120 acute beds, two operating theatres, obstetrics and cardiac services.
The intensive care unit and specialist consulting suites will be extended to meet demand.
The hospital will also feature a six-bed day oncology and infusion centre.
Epping Private Hospital chief executive Malak Sukkar said that since its opening in September, the hospital has grown from strength to strength.
“We admitted our 100th patient in only two months, and this week booked our 200th patient,” Dr Sukkar said.
There is a clear demand for private acute health care services in Melbourne’s north, which is why we’ve fast-tracked plans for stage two.
“We already have 68 consulting specialists and anesthetists, and continue discussions with other specialists to expand the range of services we provide.”
The hospital will be built over three stages.
Once complete, it will feature 360 beds and is expected to create 500 nursing and administrative jobs.