The Victorian Government is ensuring people living in south-west Victoria have access to the world-class care they deserve close to home.
Nearly 80 rural and regional hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations will share in $120 million from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF) – creating hundreds of jobs.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced almost $3 million is being invested in the region including $2,331,000 South West Healthcare for the construction of a purpose built community mental health building in Hamilton increasing access to services and providing a facility that supports contemporary care in a safe modern environment improving amenity for consumers, community and staff.
Heywood Rural Health are to receive $215,667 for to replace critical ICT infrastructure to meet current and future organisational needs.
Portland District Health are receiving $201,458 to replace two outdated Diagnostic Medical Imaging Ultrasound machines.
Almost $137,140 is being invested at Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd to upgrade their carpark to provide Gunditjmara clients safe access to culturally responsive healthcare services.
South West Healthcare will receive an additional $58,707 to replace 35 pressure reduction air mattresses at the Warrnambool Base Hospital.
The program will deliver a variety of projects across regional Victoria including operating theatre refurbishments, new waiting rooms and hospital beds, accessible paths and ramps, additional consulting rooms, expansions projects and equipment upgrades.
With this latest round of RHIF projects the Government has now invested $490 million in more than 470 regional healthcare projects across the state – the largest program of its type in Victoria.
More information at projects funded by the RHIF at: vhba.vic.gov.au/health/regional-facilities/regional-health-infrastructure-fund.
Quotes for Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Everyone deserves access to quality health care facilities and services – we’re ensuing locals in Victoria’s south west has exactly that close to home.”
“We’re delivering better health outcomes for our communities in south-west Victoria with modern services and facilities while creating local jobs.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley
“We’re continuing to invest in our local hospitals and health services – and the health of all Victorians no matter where they live.”