Looking specifically at Victoria, over the last four years there has been a record investment of $11.4 billion into Victoria’s healthcare and hospital services. This investment has brought about substantial transformation and a number of new facilities being green-lit. Most notable of these is Western Health’s $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital.
What’s more, the recently announced Victorian Budget for 2019-2020 pledges a further $5.5 billion to Victoria’s healthcare scene over the next four years to ensure every Victorian can get the best care. Looking again to the ‘Top Trends’ report we explore the key drivers prompting this comprehensive investment. Challenges around aging infrastructure were cited as the key driver with 37.5% of Victorian healthcare providers burdened by out-dated infrastructure. This is followed respectively by a desire to deliver better customer experiences (25%) and to increase overall operational productivity (18.8%).
Ahead of the Health Facilities Design and Development Summit, running
as part of the annual Victorian Healthcare Week event we take a look at the
infrastructure investments being made by three Victorian healthcare providers
and delve into the strategies they’re harnessing to meet future need, deliver
better patient experiences and increase operational productivity.
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