Werribee Mercy Hospital

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Werribee Mercy Hospital
See Mercy Hospital for other medical facilities with the Mercy name.

Werribee Mercy Hospital, located in Werribee, Victoria on the Princes Highway, about 25 km west of Melbourne, is a large regional community public hospital that provides a broad range of services which include surgical, maternity, obstetric care, dialysis, emergency, mental health, aged and palliative care, allied health services and a 24-hour emergency department. As part of the Werribee Mercy Mental Health Program the hospital offers a range of acute and community psychiatric services.

The hospital opened in January 1994 and has rapidly expanded to cope with the expanding population in Melbourne's fast-growing western suburbs. The hospital has a capacity of 189 beds, and in April 2004 commenced a $10 million upgrade to facilities, funded by the Victorian Government, including a new Emergency Department, palliative care centre, increased clinical support areas, an extra theatre and better vehicle access.

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The hospital was often depicted as the 'Mount Thomas Hospital' in the popular local police drama Blue Heelers.

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Coordinates: 37°54′25″S 144°39′09″E / 37.907°S 144.6526°E / -37.907; 144.6526