Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion to open to the community for a day


It’s the moment the Bass Coast community has been waiting for – a chance to see inside the new Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion (WHE).

The WHE will be open to the public to explore and enjoy at a Community Open Day on Saturday 12 November from 10am to 4pm.

The day will be a celebration of this first-class healthcare facility that will be a game-changer in the delivery of healthcare in our region.

The $115m facility will start to treat patients in December this year and will ultimately feature:

  • A new Emergency Department that is four times the size of the current department with space for future capacity
  • A new Acute Ward with 32 beds with capacity for paediatrics in the longer-term
  • 3 new operating theatres plus an endoscopy procedure room.   

 Bass Coast Health is proud to be presenting the community with an exclusive look inside the three-storey building on the site of the current Wonthaggi Hospital.

The Community Open Day will include tours every half hour, a mega Auxiliary Fete, a sausage sizzle and coffee van, and a Smoking Ceremony (Welcome to Country) at 10am.

“Everyone at Bass Coast Health, and indeed our community, has been waiting for this day to come. We are immensely proud of the newly expanded hospital and we invite everyone to join us in what will be a great community celebration,” BCH CEO Jan Child said.  

Online tours booked out. Limited places available on the day. For more information, go to: www.basscoasthealth.org.au/openday