A Redeveloped Rosebud Hospital

What we are asking

  • Investment in Rosebud Hospital to reduce community wait times and improve patient outcomes
  • Extension of the Frankston Medical Research and Education precinct to Rosebud, delivering jobs and specialist services to our community
  • A modern hospital with more specialist services to deliver healthcare closer to home

What makes this unique

A minimum of 45 minutes to travel to Frankston Hospital for acute and emergency care puts people’s lives at risk. Our community often has to travel all the way to Melbourne for specialist care.

  • Rosebud hospital was built more than 50 years ago and needs urgent upgrades
  • The Peninsula’s population has grown significantly over that time
  • We have one of the largest populations of older residents in Victoria
  • The hospital also has the additional pressure of over 8.5 million visitors throughout the year
  • A Medical Research and Education precinct could bring together the hospital, specialist services, aged care and research linked to Monash University.

Why this is important

A redeveloped hospital would mean more specialist services and greater capacity for acute and emergency care closer to home. Healthcare is an essential service and up to date infrastructure is crucial for our community well-being. Upgrades would include:

  • A new and expanded emergency and imaging department
  • Capacity for two new operating theatres
  • New teaching and training precinct
  • Specialist outpatient spaces
  • New inpatient wards
  • Contemporary medical services for chemotherapy, dialysis and infusion
  • Space for expansion as demand grows

A redeveloped Rosebud Hospital could extend Frankston’s medical and education precinct to Rosebud, providing local opportunities for medical research, training, employment and specialist services to meet the needs of the Peninsula community.

The Benefits – Supporting Evidence and Strategies

Upgrades to Rosebud Hospital would benefit the local community by providing:

  • More services closer to home
  • Reduced wait times for treatment
  • Less need to travel to Frankston or Melbourne for care
  • Jobs for residents and opportunities for local businesses
  • Modern facilities for patients and healthcare workers
  • Improved patient outcomes

A redeveloped hospital would allow us to attract the best healthcare professionals to the Peninsula. It would also provide the opportunity to bring a range of services together including aged care, education and research. Existing services such as Monash University and Chisholm TAFE could be better connected to Rosebud Hospital.

Medical precincts are a priority for the Victorian Government and included within the $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund. This is aimed at bridging the gap between discovery and commercialisation and mobilising innovation in key areas such as health and life sciences, supporting diversification of the local economy.

Funding for medical precincts has already been allocated to Berwick, Frankston, Footscray and Shepparton.