An architect’s impression of Sunshine Hospital’s teaching, training and research centre, due to open next year.
The radiotherapy facility.
Sunshine Hospital projects progress
Western Health is making significant progress on the construction of major capital projects at Sunshine Hospital.
These projects include a $51.6 million teaching, training and research centre as well as a $40.6 million radiotherapy facility.
Due for completion in November this year, they will strengthen Western Health’s ability to meet the health care needs of a growing population.
The training centre opening will transform Sunshine Hospital into a major provider of training and research opportunities for current and future health care professionals.
With support from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments and tertiary providers, this development is a great example of a true community partnership.
Western Health has partnered with the University of Melbourne and Victoria University to deliver unprecedented training and research opportunities in the west.
In 2011, staff and students will begin to make use of the modern facilities, which include a library, lecture theatre, auditorium and large clinical skills spaces.
The teaching, training and research centre will foster an exchange of ideas and expertise between some of Melbourne’s best health care professionals, positioning the west as an area of excellence in academic and research fields.
A significant milestone in the construction of the new radiotherapy facility was recently reached with major concrete pours taking place for the building’s roof and bunkers.
A collaborative partnership with the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, the facility will treat up to 900 patients per year in their own community, rather than having to travel to East Melbourne or Geelong.
The new facility will include four radiotherapy bunkers, two of which will house linear accelerators.
A further two linear accelerators will come online to meet future demand.