Today, the State Government has announced a Victorian first to boost surgical services for our community.
We will be working towards transforming Frankston Private Hospital for public surgery, with the capacity to support up to 9,000 patients per year once fully operational in 2023.
As such, the facility will be focused on COVID-19 catch up care, meaning that tens of thousands of patients throughout the next four years will get the treatment they need faster and closer to home.
For Peninsula Health, this will result in expanding our surgical services, providing more options for those in our community awaiting surgery.
We have a strong existing relationship with the Frankston Private team and look forward to building closer ties with Frankston Private across our growing surgical services group. We can also confirm that existing patients at both services will be unaffected by this announcement.
We look forward to sharing more information with our community shortly.