26 September 2013
The project will convert an existing conference centre into a health and education precinct, providing clinical training for Holmesglen’s health science students, as well as health care for local residents.
Holmesglen will contribute $20 million to the project , presumably in the form of the site, and Healthscope will spend $100 million.
The hospital is expected to create 500 construction jobs and 750 healthcare roles.
Holmesglen chief executive Bruce Mackenzie, who formally retires on 30 September, says the hospital will create construction jobs and training opportunities for students.
It will provide clinical places, not only at this hospital, but right through the Healthscope network right throughout Australia. We’ve got the only nursing degree in TAFE in Australia so it’s a huge benefit for us. It’s really going to strengthen our health science provision here at Holmesglen.
If approved by regulatory authorities and the government, the Holmesglen Private Hospital will include a 150-bed hospital, operating theatres, day surgery facilities, pathology, a diagnostic imaging facility, pharmacy and a retail cafe.