Pakenham residents now have better access to the vital community health, mental health and family services they need – all under one roof – with the opening of the new Pakenham Health Centre.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Monash Health and Cardinia Shire Council to officially open the new $6.21 million community health centre on Henty Way.
The Pakenham Health Centre will deliver services from Monash Health Community Services and Cardinia Shire Council and include crucial services such as maternal and child health, counselling, allied health and rehabilitation, pathology, pharmacy, mental health, and legal services.
The one-stop-shop will also support community-based organisations to work collaboratively together, enabling locals to more easily access the health and wellbeing services they need.
The revamped facility also ensures community health services have room to grow to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing population, as well as providing crucial local jobs in the sector as more services get added.
The Victorian Budget 2017/18 delivered $1.67 billion to support hospitals meet demand and provide the high quality care Victorian patients deserve. In Melbourne’s south east, we provided $63.2 million to expand the Monash Medical Centre emergency department, so kids can better get the emergency treatment they need.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy
“The Labor Government getting on with giving the support our health system needs, so Victorians can get the care they need, when they need it, closer to home.”
“The Pakenham Health Centre unites health and welfare services conveniently under one roof, ensuring services are better coordinated, more efficient, and easier to access for local families.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio
“We’re investing in the services communities need in rapidly growing areas such as Pakenham, where demand for timely health care is soaring. This is about putting people first.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020