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Geelong Private Hospital closure

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Media statement issued in repsonse to Healthscope announcing closure of Geelong Private Hospital

Spokesperson: Kate Bibby, Director of Public Affairs & Communications

The Geelong community deserves access to affordable, high quality, and safe care. That’s why we’ll be working with the Department of Health and the community to ensure Healthscope’s intention to cease the hospital facilities leasing arrangement will not impact access to health services in the region.

Barwon Health currently operates an outlet of its imaging business, BMI, from the Geelong Private site. This BMI outlet will continue to provide service from this location.

Barwon Health has been using the theatres at Geelong Private to supplement existing stock of operating theatres with the intent to reduce our elective surgery waiting list. We intend to work through the options that could allow us to continue this.

We recognise this closure will have a significant impact on the staff employed by Healthscope at Geelong Private and we encourage staff affected to apply for positions at Barwon Health when they become available.

 

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