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Located in Warragul, the West Gippsland Hospital services the people of West Gippsland. Baw Baw is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria and the existing infrastructure of the West Gippsland Hospital is struggling to keep up with the demand and growth of our region.
In 2007, the West Gippsland Hospital Group acquired 23.6 hectares of land in Drouin East as a site for a new hospital. This was in recognition of the deteriorating condition of the current hospital and lack of capacity to meet the growing demand.
As opposed to developing the existing site, the development of the already-acquired greenfield site:
The State Government to commit funding towards the construction of a new hospital for West Gippsland.