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Australia’s first heart hospital.

Victorian Heart Hospital

In partnership with Monash Health and Monash University, the Victorian Government has entrusted John Holland to build Australia’s first dedicated, state-of-the-art cardiac facility that will bring together treatment, medical research and training, under one roof.

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in Australia, responsible for one in four of all deaths. Patients with heart disease will be able to access life-saving diagnosis and treatment as well as ground-breaking research, in one centre of excellence. Within the facility, Australia’s leading cardiac specialists will also train and develop the next crop of undergraduate and postgraduate medical, nursing and science students.

The specialist facility is raising the bar for patient-centred design in Australian hospital construction. It will include three operating theatres, capacity for up to 206 beds and up to seven cardiac catheter laboratories. 

Monash University will occupy most of the second level with multifunction laboratories, technology simulation rooms and collaboration spaces in addition to training rooms and medical study rooms.

Each year, the facility will have the capacity to perform 2,150 cardiac surgeries, 13,000 cardiac laboratory procedures as well as catering for more than 28,000 cardiac emergency presentations and 108,000 consultations every year.

  • Customer
    Victorian Health and Human Services Authority
  • Location
    Clayton, Victoria
  • Specialisation
    Health & aged care
  • Start
    July 2019
  • End
    December 2022
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The building’s environmental impact is minimised by utilising the natural climate conditions to enable resilient and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, whilst also lowering the building’s carbon footprint through using locally-sourced materials.
The project will also provide benefits to the local economy, with over 1,700 jobs created during construction alone and more than 850 people in clinical care and research when it opens.
The hospital will include the latest in telehealth technology, reducing the need for patients in regional Victoria, across Australia and internationally to travel to receive expert care and advice.


John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodiams of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.