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Proposing an exciting future for Rosebud Hospital

Image: Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp speaking to the local community.

Peninsula Health has initiated communications with the local community about its proposed plans to rebuild Rosebud Hospital.

“We are investigating the suitability of the current site to meet the health needs of the Rosebud and Mornington Peninsula community for the next 15 years,” says Chief Executive Felicity Topp.

The recently completed Rosebud Hospital Masterplan was presented to more than 150 local residents, business owners, GPs and community representatives at two public forums held on the Rosebud foreshore in early April.

“A Feasibility Study, currently underway, is investigating if it is possible to re-build the hospital on the existing site,” adds Ms Topp. “It is vital we continue to offer health services for the local community while any potential future construction occurs.”

To accommodate the required growth in beds, theatre capacity and community health, it is anticipated a multi-level building would need to be developed, if a re-build was to occur on the existing site.

“This is an exciting step in our plans to hopefully rebuild Rosebud Hospital for the southern peninsula community,” says Ms Topp.

“Having determined what services the community needs over the next 15 years, we have subsequently completed a Masterplan,” explains Ms Topp.

“The next step is to ascertain whether we can rebuild Rosebud Hospital on the existing site.”

The bed capacity would increase significantly from around 70 to approximately 160 beds in a new Rosebud Hospital. All the current services provided at the hospital would remain, with significant increases in a number of areas including cancer services, community health services and specialist clinics.

There would also be two modern, state-of-the-art Operating Theatres to replace the one which is currently in use.

Members of the public are encouraged to engage with Peninsula Health about the proposed expansion and re-build of Rosebud Hospital.

“We are keen to hear from residents what they think of the plans, and the overarching design of what a new hospital could look like,” adds Ms Topp.

To provide written feedback or to register to receive updates about the proposed re-development, please email rosebudhospitalproject@phcn.vic.gov.au.