Northern Hospital Opens Cutting Edge ICU
Aurora residents now have access to a brand new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Northern Hospital in Epping. The $22 million upgrade will help to provide a more efficient service to one of the largest hospitals in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
Located just over 10 minutes’ drive from Aurora, Northern Hospital allows the Aurora community to rest assured that all your family’s medical needs will be taken care of with first class services. Northern Hospital has an emergency department that services over 95,000 patients annually. As well as catering for more traditional medical procedures such as doctors’ consultations and surgeries, there are a host of allied health services available too such as speech therapy and physiotherapy. More than 3,750 babies are also born at Northern Hospital each year.
And the future is bright for Northern Hospital. The Aurora community is set to benefit enormously from the broader $162.7 million expansion of Northern Hospital which will include premium medical facilities such as a seven-storey tower, 96 new inpatient beds, three new operating theatres and more treatment rooms. This will allow an extra 10,000 patients will be treated every year. The project will be complete in 2021 and will create an additional 500 jobs – more great news for Aurora residents looking to work locally.
Cooper Street, Epping. www.nh.org.au