The Andrews Government is getting on with delivering a flagship community hospital in Craigieburn and making sure locals have a big say over the services it will offer.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today announced the Community Consultative Committee for the Craigieburn Community Hospital.

The Labor Government is delivering on its $675 million election commitment to build or upgrade 10 community hospitals in Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Pakenham, Phillip Island, Sunbury, Torquay, the City of Whittlesea, the Eltham area, Point Cook and Fishermans Bend.

Community consultative committees have been established for locals to work with councils and health experts to ensure each community hospital best serves the needs of local families.

Chaired by Member for Yuroke Ros Spence, the Craigieburn Community Hospital Community Consultative Committee includes 13 members and will give locals a say over the future of their community hospital, ensuring services can deliver the very best care and outcomes, closer to home.

The Craigieburn Community Hospital Consultative Committee members are:

  • Ms Ravinder Kaur
  • Mr Puneet Gulati
  • Mr Parsu Budathoki
  • Mr Ian O’Meara
  • Mr Charlie Guaci
  • Ms Anniken Levy
  • Ms Santhiya Subramaniam
  • Mr Alan Bolton
  • Ms Joanne Hardie
  • Ms Nayana Bhandari
  • Ms Stephanie Allan (Northern Health)
  • Mr Don Tidbury (DPV Health)
  • Mr Hector Gaston (Hume City Council)

The range of services offered at the community hospital will be tailored to our local community, with a strong focus on better integrating acute and community health and human services under one roof.

Community hospitals will offer services such as day surgery, renal dialysis, specialist appointments, allied health including physiotherapy and speech pathology, after-hours health care with access to pathology and imaging, women’s and children’s health and chronic disease management.

Services may also include community mental health, alcohol and drug services and public dental depending on the needs of the local community.

The Craigieburn Community Hospital will be completed by 2024.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“We’re getting on with building the Craigieburn Community Hospital because locals should be able to easily access the care they need, close to home, when they need it.”

“When a loved one gets sick in the middle of the night, families deserve the peace of mind of knowing that the very best care is just around the corner.”

“It is critical these hospitals are shaped by their communities. We understand how important it is that locals get a real say on what health services they need and that’s exactly what this advisory group will do.”

“I look forward to working with committee members to shape the new Craigieburn Community Hospital, particularly as planning progresses”