Patients and their families in Polwarth will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced three health services would receive a combined $41.69 million massive investment for nurses and doctors to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need.
At Colac Area Health, we are investing $30.37 million, $2.4 million more than the previous 12 months. The allocation is $6.84 million more than when the Liberal Nationals were last in power – a 29.1 per cent increase.
Hesse Rural Health Service will receive $3.87 million, $271,000 more than the previous 12 months. The allocation is $696,000 more than when the Liberal Nationals were last in power – a 21.9 per cent boost.
At Great Ocean Road Health, we are investing $7.45 million, $635,000 more than the previous 12 months. The $7.45 million allocation is $1.67 million more than when the Liberal Nationals were last in power – a 29 per cent improvement.
Great Ocean Road Health was established following the voluntary amalgamation of Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health, to enhance access to local health care for their communities.
The Labor Government’s funding ensures all three health services are perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve.
Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state. It includes a $2.5 billion boost to hospitals in the Victorian Budget 2019/20.
More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations.
It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner.
The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re backing local doctors and nurses to do what they do best, with big funding boosts for Colac Area Health, Great Ocean Road Health and Hesse Rural Health Service.”
“There’s nothing more important than the peace of mind that world-class care is just around the corner when you or a loved one is sick. We’re making sure families can get that care.”