Australian First: Building the Victorian Heart Hospital
The Victorian Heart Hospital is a partnership between the Victorian State Government, Monash University and Monash Health. It is a flagship health project which will deliver world-leading cardiac services and boost the Victorian economy through innovation, education and research.
Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer in Australia and the research and training undertaken at the Victorian Heart Hospital will be vital in helping to curb its impact.
As part of the initiative, Monash University will contribute AUD$64.5 million towards state-of-the-art education and research facilities as well as a fund to attract research talent.
The hospital also strengthens the innovation chain within Victoria’s most promising manufacturing sector, with opportunities for novel cardiac devices and tissue engineering development.
The hospital will benefit from its close proximity to the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Monash Biomedical Imaging, the Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.
Modelled on successful specialist heart hospitals across the world including Barts Heart Centre in London and Montreal Heart Institute in Canada, the hospital will bring together the world’s best in cardiovascular care, research and training in a patient-focused, integrated specialist unit.
The hospital is a core component of the growing innovation hub in Melbourne’s south east.