Alexandra District Health is now smoke free
Friday 31st May was World No Tobacco Day and from this date Alexandra District Health (ADH) joined many hospitals and healthcare facilities by becoming a Smoke Free site (including e-cigarettes). The Victorian Government supports smoke-free Hospitals and Health Services.
The ADH Smoke Free policy will include all ADH campuses, both indoors and outdoors including all grounds and parking areas.
The decision for ADH to become Smoke Free supports our drive to improve the health and well-being of the people of our community, and our staff.
The policy applies to all health service employees, patients, visitors, students, contractors, volunteers, and all other guests. An effort is now underway to alert patients, their families, visitors and ADH staff to the Smoke Free policy. Support available to all who wish to quit smoking, by contacting the QUIT Line 137 848 (13 QUIT) or visiting www.quit .org.au or contacting the Respiratory Nurse at Alexandra District Health on (03) 5772 0900.
For further information about this process please feel free to contact Alexandra District Health on (03) 5772 0900.
Old Hospital Building
Interested to know whats happening with the old hospital building? We have a dedicated website to keep the community up to date follow the link here.
Alexandra District Health has been investigating options and working through processes in relation to the old hospital site, which is currently vacant.
The old building is more than 50 years old. The fire system in the old building was decommissioned when Alexandra District Health Service moved into the new hospital. Unfortunately the existing fire services don’t meet current fire safety standards and the old hospital building is not safe for occupancy. We worked closely with the community groups that were occupying the old hospital site, to help them relocate to suitable premises.
Alexandra District Health has been operating from the new hospital premises at 12 Cooper Street, Alexandra since November 2011.The new hospital building more than adequately services the health needs of the community.
The old hospital site has a Queens Caveat registered on the title, which requires the site to be used only as a hospital – and it is not required to be used as such. Therefore, the Board could not justify applying or diverting an enormous proportion of its funds allocated to health services, to repair a building that is not needed for the operation of a hospital – the only permitted purpose.
The Board has written to the Health Minister and advised its decision and we have received written confirmation of the commencement of the formal process in line with the Victorian Landholding and Policy Guidelines.
The property must be referred to Department of Treasury and Finance for reallocation within government or for sale.