The Federal Government’s funding commitment of $30m in March this year, and the Victorian Government funding of $60m, has enabled work to progress on this once-in-a-lifetime $180m health and research infrastructure project.
The ACMD is the largest and most significant infrastructure project at St Vincent’s Melbourne since the establishment of Building A (Main Hospital). As progress on the project accelerates, a dedicated team is being formed to bring the ACMD, Australia’s first hospital-based biomedical engineering facility, to life.
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Crettenden has been appointed Project Director, Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery.
Andrew has worked in the role of Executive Director, Strategy and Planning for several years and over the past decade, he has mounted a major campaign to garner government and stakeholder support for the project. It is therefore fitting that he steps into this new role to see the project through commissioning and opening.
The Project Director role is the first appointment of a dedicated team of project experts that will work with ACMD partners and the facility design team to create this landmark facility.
The St Vincent’s Hospital Foundation (Victoria) is working hard to secure donor support and we are collaborating with our commercial partners to complete the necessary funding for the ACMD.