More women will be able to give birth closer to home now that the expansion of the Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital is complete.
Funded by the Victorian Government’s $250 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the $1.59 million expansion and refurbishment of the maternity services unit has increased the hospital’s capacity from 11 to 15 post-delivery maternity beds.
This means Djerriwarrh Health Services can now deliver up to 1,200 births a year and provide the best possible care in state-of-the-art facilities for the growing needs of the Bacchus Marsh and Melton communities. The expanded maternity unit also features better nurse stations, a new three-bay nursery and upgraded delivery suites to improve care and comfort for mothers and babies.
The Victorian Government’s investment in Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital doesn’t stop there, with a further $9 million allocated to two new operating theatres for surgeries and the expansion and refurbishment of existing operating theatres that will be re-fitted with the latest technology and medical equipment.