Surgical hub re-opens at Eastern Health Blackburn

Eastern Health

Key Messages:

  • Eastern Health Blackburn Public Surgical Centre has reopened and commenced providing services to the community.
  • Closed in 2023 for refurbishment, a large portion of the redevelopment has been completed
  • The facility opens with a updated floorplan boasting onsite pharmacy, specialist clinics and new surgical theatres, which optimise resources for staff and patients.
  • The full development is set to be completed in the coming months.



Eastern Health Blackburn has opened its doors again, providing surgical services to the community.

The initial stage of the site redevelopment has utilised the existing space to include new theatres, an on-site pharmacy and specialist clinics.

Louisa Ford, Director Operations, Surgery and Anaesthetics says, “I’m really proud of the way that we’ve been able to use the existing space and redesign It to ensure that the configuration is much more user friendly, for both our staff and patients”

The project, to be completed in the next few months, will see two new surgical theatres added and will allow more specialities to be provided on site.

Nicole O’Brien, Acting Deputy Director Operations, Surgery and Anaesthetics, said about the project “The next stage of our redevelopment is really exciting for us, as a team moving forward and bringing more specialities on board, will allow us additional cases, for surgery and for our ward. It’s exciting times ahead.”

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