New Victorian Heart Hospital is opening 23 February

New Victorian Heart Hospital is opening 23 February

21 February, 2023

On Thursday 23 February, the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) will open its doors to provide specialised life-saving procedures for community and tailored cardiovascular care for all Victorians. The VHH has the capacity to provide up to 2,150 cardiac surgeries and over 100,000 consultations annually.

Located in Clayton and near Monash Medical Centre, the cardiac teams in the Victorian Heart Hospital will have ready access to world-leading expertise in diabetes, nephrology, intensive care, and many other specialties. For patients with health issues beyond heart disease, this proximity and shared networks will allow for the best possible care.

The first services to open at the Victorian Heart Hospital will be the Ambulatory Clinics (outpatient services), Imaging services, Pathology and Pharmacy followed by other services with a plan to be fully operational by 15 March.

During the transition period Cardiac services will continue to be provided at Monash Medical Centre and other Monash Health sites.

How to refer to the VHH

  • All referrals should be made via HealthLink eReferral. These eReferrals provide a streamlined pathway, with forms available on HealthLink for:
    • Adult Consulting,
    • Paediatric Consulting,
    • Tests and Investigations, and
    • Adult Cardiac Surgery.
  • VHH will open its doors to patients on Thursday 23 February, but you can send referrals now.

Cardiac Emergency at VHH

  • As part of the staged approach to opening the Victorian Heart Hospital, Cardiac Emergency will initially only receive patients arriving via ambulance.
  • Cardiac Emergency will transition to accepting walk-in patients with diagnosed heart conditions later in 2023.

For more information about the Victorian Heart Hospital, visit the website.

Source: Monash Health GP Update 17 February 2023. Image: VHH website.