29 March 2017
After construction began three years earlier, Monash Children’s Hospital opens its doors to its first patients. It becomes headquarters to the University’s newly established Department of Paediatrics.
A procedural skills laboratory, tutorial areas and surgical simulation centre are housed within a dedicated Monash University ‘zone’ for medical students.
Despite being the only hospital in Victoria to offer foetal surgery and thalassaemia treatment, the hospital is criticised for the absence of a paediatric emergency department – something Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews promises to rectify in the following month’s state budget.