Surgery at Western Campus

About Us

The Department of Surgery at Western Health is geographically located across two campuses; Footscray Hospital which bears a significant clinical load (especially upper gastro-intestinal), and Sunshine Hospital where the Department is located in the  Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE) that provides a range of purpose built, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The WCHRE is home to researchers, academics and educators from Western Health, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne. WCHRE plays a pivotal role in researching diseases that affect local communities, positioning Western Health as a leader in related academic and research fields.


The four level WCHRE contains state-of-the art teaching and research spaces, as well as a spacious atrium ideal for conferences or other meetings. Facilities include:

  • Auditorium, Lecture Theatre and Tutorial teaching spaces 
  • Learning Commons
  • Simulation Area
    • Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit, 4-Bed Ward
  • Clinical Trials
    • Consulting Rooms, Metabolic Gym, DXA & pQT
  • PC2 Laboratory Facility
    • Cell Culture
    • Radiations room (beta & gamma counter)
    • confocal Microscopy
    • Flow Cytometer
    • Seahorse XF24 Analyser
    • Gene and protein analysis
    • Electrophysiology and organ bath experiments


Western Lab

Contact Us

General Enquiries:  +61 3 8395 8136

Location:  WCHRE Building, Level 3 East Sunshine Hospital, 176 Furlong Road, St Albans, Victoria 3021, Australia