Co-located with the Northern Hospital, Ramsay Health Care’s Northern Private Hospital will deliver extensive medical, surgical and mental health services to the region, currently the last major growth corridor in Victoria without a private hospital.
Ramsay Health Care Australia CEO Carmel Monaghan said Northern Private Hospital was designed to provide world-class patient care and offer an extensive range of health care services.
“Northern Private Hospital will offer a broad range of treatments to ensure the community has easy access to all the health services they need, complementing the existing offerings available at the nearby Northern Hospital,” Ms Monaghan said.
“Specialties available at Northern Private Hospital will include general medicine, vascular surgery, cardiology, orthopaedics, plastics, ENT, gynaecology, oncology, haematology, ophthalmology and more.
“The first stage of Northern Private Hospital will feature 74 beds including four beds for high dependency patients and six in the critical care unit, four theatres and a cardiac catheter laboratory.
“Importantly, Northern Private will offer a dedicated mental health ward to address the growing number of Victorians seeking access to vital mental health services. We know that the pandemic has exacerbated the mental health burden in Australia, creating a ‘shadow pandemic’, and our hope is that this new mental health ward will play a meaningful role in addressing this issue.”
Northern Private Hospital CEO, Kieron Martin, said the hospital will also embody Ramsay Health Care’s sustainability strategy to help create stronger communities, healthier people and a thriving planet.
“We’ve engaged an independent consultant to manage the sustainability design of Northern Private Hospital,” Mr Martin said.
“The structure of the hospital will include recycled materials and chilled beams for enhanced thermal comfort. It will incorporate solar power, energy efficient lighting, and fixtures, fittings and appliances designed for water conservation and energy efficiency.
“These changes will ensure Northern Private is helping patients while also protecting our planet for future generations.”
Ramsay plans to open Northern Private Hospital in two stages, with the first stage to be completed in 2024 and the second stage forecast to open in 2027.
The Victorian Government has supported the construction of a link bridge to connect Northern Private with the public Northern Hospital for ease of access between the two facilities.
The Northern Private Hospital is part of the $2 billion mixed-use New Epping development. Developed by Riverlee, the new community will include a seven hectare health, wellness and knowledge precinct as well as residential, commercial and retail facilities with over 11 hectares of open space connected to Edgars Creek.
David Lee, Development Director at Riverlee, said that the vision for New Epping is to create a vibrant community in the northern suburbs, with a focus on wellness and sustainability.
“The development will play a huge role in meeting the healthcare and housing demands of this growing area, and the new Northern Private Hospital is an integral part of that," Mr Lee said.
"We are proud to be partnering with Ramsay Health Care to deliver this important project, as part of the New Epping development. The biggest reward will be seeing the positive impact that it will have on this growing region upon its completion – economically, environmentally and socially."