New Footscray Hospital
Request for Proposal released
Department and agency
Department of Health and Human Services and Western Health
The new Footscray Hospital will replace the ageing Footscray Hospital on Gordon Street, which was built in the 1950s.
The new 504 bed hospital will be built at the corner of Geelong and Ballarat roads in Footscray providing acute and specialist facilities, clinical support spaces, teaching, training and research spaces, and carparking.
Building a bigger and better Footscray Hospital will cut wait times and reduce pressure on nearby hospitals. With an increase of nearly 200 beds, the new hospital will treat almost 15,000 additional patients and enable around 20,000 additional people to be seen by the emergency department each year.
The Hospital will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership in accordance with the Partnership Victoria Requirements. Procurement commenced in June 2019 with the release of an Invitation for Expressions of Interest. The following three consortia have been shortlisted to design, construct, finance and maintain the new Footscray Hospital:
- Advance West comprising: Tetris Capital, John Holland, John Holland Services and ISS.
- Exemplar Health comprising: Capella Capital, Lendlease and Spotless.
- Plenary Health comprising: Plenary Group, Multiplex, Honeywell and Compass.
The Request for Proposal was released to the three shortlisted bidders in November 2019, with construction due to commence in late 2020 and the new hospital to open in 2025.
New Footscray Hospital Project team