VHHSBA has announced on 6 October 2020 the preferred bidder – Plenary Health consortium – to enter into an exclusive negotiation with the Victorian Government to deliver the new Footscray Hospitalm the largest ever health infrastructure investment in the Victoria state, Australia
The hospital will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership, which involves bringing together a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new facility over a period of 25 years.
The consortium includes:
- Plenary Group as sponsor and investor
- Sojitz Corporation as investor
- Multiplex as the builder
- Honeywell and Compass as the facilities and maintenance managers.
The architectural design team is led by Billard Leece Partnership and Cox Architecture.
The New Footscray Hospital will feature at least 504 beds, enabling care for almost an additional 15,000 patients and an extra 20,000 people to be seen by the emergency department each year.
It will also deliver more outpatient, palliative care and mental health services ensuring the community can access quality care closer to home.