The Department of Health and Human Services has proactively identified small amounts of non-compliant cladding on Victorian hospital buildings.

Commencing in July 2017, and following the establishment of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) commenced a comprehensive building audit across its portfolio to identify all buildings with existing combustible cladding that are non-compliant and therefore an unacceptable fire risk, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

The Department thoroughly audited more than 1,100 health service and related buildings to check for non-compliant cladding. Non-compliant cladding was found on 18 public hospital buildings with an additional two buildings requiring minor canopy works only.

All of the hospital buildings identified for replacement works are safe to occupy, and will continue to provide high-quality health services to Victorians.

DHHS has sought at all times to be transparent in publishing our list of facilities given they are public hospitals, and the department’s duty of care to public patients.

 To learn more, read the Reviewing Health Services Buildings Fact Sheet.