Healthcare expansion in Melbourne’s northern suburbs

18 October 2023

Melbourne’s northern suburbs will have even better access to healthcare from early 2024 with the reopening of La Trobe Private Hospital and redevelopment of Northpark Private.

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

The La Trobe hospital will support a range of clinical specialties, focussing on orthopaedics, general surgery, plastic surgery and urology. The redevelopment will also include a new café, with onsite pathology and radiology services as well as 22 specialist doctor consulting suites. La Trobe Private Hospital is located on the La Trobe University Bundoora campus and the hospital will partner with the university on research projects and student placement programs.

The Northpark redevelopment includes expanded mental health services with brand new facilities. including additional mental health beds, a dedicated older persons’ mental health unit, expanded TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) service and more.

Northpark’s longstanding maternity service, and mother and baby unit will continue to operate at Northpark, alongside five operating theatres and a 20-bed surgical ward which will focus on women’s health, oral and maxillofacial, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and endoscopy procedures.

Simon Benedict, GM of both hospitals said, “Having two hospitals minutes away from each other that together will offer a huge range of services will provide even better access to great healthcare for local communities”.

Healthscope CEO Greg Horan said Healthscope was committed 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.

“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.

The two hospitals are part of Healthscope’s national network of high-quality private hospitals.

Northpark Private Hospital is well known as one of the leading private hospitals in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Situated in leafy Bundoora, our patients are locals and those travelling from the outer suburbs of Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The 99-bed hospital provides a broad range of care including surgical, medical, and mental health services. Northpark Private also has a long and proud history as a premier maternity facility, having delivered many local babies and subsequently their families over the years. Northpark’s maternity service also includes a well-respected Early Parenting Unit.

La Trobe Private Hospital will reopen in early 2024 as a 34-bed hospital with a focus on orthopaedics, general surgery, plastic surgery and urology. The hospital is located on the La Trobe University campus in Bundoora, adjacent to Plenty Road and public transport.

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