The Victorian Government has committed $675 million to build ten community hospitals close to major growth areas. These community hospitals will improve the way public healthcare is delivered in suburban and regional Victoria, providing more access to in-demand services, closer to home.
Community hospitals are small public hospitals. This new type of facility is being developed to provide a broad range of walk-in hospital, community health and social care services in the one place, making it easier for families, patients, carers and clients to receive the services they need.
The community hospitals will be located in the following areas:
In most situations, community hospitals will offer people the option to be treated in, or closer to their local area. However, patients with severe problems like chest or stomach pain, trouble breathing, or traumatic injuries should attend their nearest hospital’s emergency department. As such, community hospitals will not have overnight beds but will provide same day services to patients including day surgery.
This is your opportunity to help shape your local community hospital so that people and families in your area can get the care they need, when and where they need it.
How can you participate?
You can provide your input by completing the survey below.
The first section asks for information on how you use and access health services, while the second section asks for information about you. If you feel a question is not relevant to you, leave the question blank and continue to the next question.
Responses to this survey are anonymous and will be de-identified.
The closing date of the survey has been extended to Monday 28 October 2019.
Privacy collection notice
Participation in this survey is voluntary. The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy. The department collects and handles personal/health information in this Community hospitals survey to inform the design of the community hospitals service model.
In order to design the community hospitals service model, we may share your de-identified responses with external parties such as governing health service providers, community health services, local council, other key stakeholders and external consultants.
As this is an anonymous survey you will not be able to view your survey responses once they have been submitted. If you would like to be informed of progress during and after the consultation you may provide a contact email address. Your contact email address will not be recorded on your survey response.
The department can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing email@example.com.