Construction commences on the new Northern Private Hospital

31 January 2022

The Northern Private Hospital is one step closer to serving Victorian residents in the

northern region, with construction on the state’s newest hospital officially underway.

Located in New Epping’s seven-hectare health, wellness and knowledge precinct adjacent

to the Northern Hospital, the Northern Private Hospital will deliver extensive medical,

surgical, and mental health services to the northern region – currently the last major growth

corridor in Victoria without a private hospital.


David Lee, Development Director at Riverlee, said that the vision for New Epping is to

create a vibrant community in the northern suburbs, with a focus on wellness and



“The development will play a huge role in meeting the healthcare and housing demands of

this growing area, and the new Northern Private Hospital is an integral part of that,” Mr Lee



“We are proud to be partnering with Ramsay Health Care to deliver this important project,

as part of the New Epping development. The biggest reward will be seeing the positive

impact that it will have on this growing region upon its completion – economically,

environmentally and socially.”


Operated by Australia’s leading private hospital provider, Ramsay Health Care, the first stage

will feature 75 beds, four theatres and a cardiac catheter laboratory. The building also allows

for future expansion in Stage 2 to provide a total of 126 beds.


Ramsay Health Care Australia CEO Carmel Monaghan said Northern Private Hospital was

designed to provide world-class patient care and offer an extensive range of health care



“Northern Private Hospital will offer a broad range of treatments to ensure the community

has easy access to all the health services they need, complementing the existing offerings

available at the nearby Northern Hospital,” Ms Monaghan said.


Underpinned by a sustainable design and build, the hospital structure will include recycled

materials and chilled beams for enhanced thermal comfort. It will incorporate solar power,

energy efficient lighting, and fixtures, fittings and appliances designed for water

conservation and energy efficiency.


Northern Private Hospital CEO, Kieron Martin, said the hospital will also embody Ramsay

Health Care’s sustainability strategy to help create stronger communities, healthier people

and a thriving planet.


“We’ve engaged an independent consultant to manage the sustainability design of Northern

Private Hospital. These changes will ensure Northern Private is helping patients while also

protecting our planet for future generations,” Mr Martin said.


Riverlee is proud to partner with Ramsay Health Care to deliver this much needed project to

Melbourne’s north.


Stage 1 of the Northern Private is scheduled for completion in Q3 2023 and will be fully operational by Q1 2024.

Left to right: Kevin Lee, Riverlee Managing Director, Kieron Martin, Ramsay Northern Private Hospital CEO, Carmel Monaghan, Ramsay CEO, Greg Hall, Ramsay COO, David Duffy, Akalan Director, David Lee, Riverlee Development Director.