Geelong Private Hospital to become Women’s and Children’s Hospital
By Ollie Thorne on 06 June 2018
Andrews Labor Government will invest $10 million to identify options for transforming Geelong Private Hospital on Ryrie Street into a Women’s and Children’s hospital.
With Geelong Private Hospital closing its doors because it can no longer remain financially sustainable in a crowded market of private hospitals, the study will look at options to deliver additional maternity and paediatric services for Geelong families, as well as more inpatient beds, delivery rooms, operating theatres and clinics for the growing community.
As planning is in progress, the Labor Government is also taking action to make sure workers affected by the closure of Geelong Private Hospital will find new roles doing the jobs they want.
There will be 117 jobs to be made available at Barwon Health for nurses, allied health workers, administration staff, and patient service assistants.