News from the Director

It has been a busy start to 2024 for Werribee Mercy Hospital with a strong demand for our services in the community. We are also excited about a number of initiatives to improve and expand our clinical services.

Werribee Mercy Hospital Emergency Department Expansion

The expanded emergency department will be able to treat an extra 25,000 patients each year. This will double current capacity once complete in late 2026.

The expansion will increase treatment spaces at the Werribee Mercy Hospital from 33 to 67. This includes four new resuscitation bays, 16 short stay beds and 36 emergency care cubicles to care for a rapidly growing population.

Find here the latest design releases from the Victorian Health Building Authority.

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Rapid Access Endoscopy Hub

Werribee Mercy Hospital, has been partnering with other health services in the Western Metropolitan area of Melbourne to deliver additional endoscopy services in its new Rapid Access Hub. The hub has been operational for nine months. We are delighted that Werribee Mercy and partner services are now catching up on some of the work that built up during the COVID pandemic. It is anticipated the hub will continue enabling us to meet the demand for endoscopic services in the west.

Clinical Service Planning

One of our areas of focus in 2024 will be refreshing our clinical service plan to inform future site master planning. This is particularly important with the growing and changing nature of the population. Once complete, the work will allow us to set strategic priorities for growing and evolving our clinical services while working with government to improve and expand the infrastructure on site.


Last reviewed March 6, 2024.

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