More Warrnambool patients will get the high quality care they need sooner thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to upgrade vital equipment at Lyndoch Living.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Lyndoch Living would receive $494,216 through the first round of the Labor Government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
The $200 million fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – will rebuild rural and regional hospitals to ensure all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live.
Ms Tierney said the Lyndoch Living, a public sector not for profit residential aged care service, will receive the funding to replace the Nurse Call and duress alarm system.
This investment will mean better and safer care for patients and modern facilities for staff by improving reliability of engineering infrastructure.
The Victorian Budget 2016/17 provided an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re putting patients first and revamping our rural and regional health services so more patients in Warrnambool can be treated sooner, closer to home.”
“Our investment will secure the future of our local health service and make a real difference to the lives of patients who will get the safe, high quality care and treatment they need.”
“Our dedicated doctors and nurses at Lyndoch Living do a remarkable job. We are supporting them to do their job saving lives and keeping locals healthy by giving them the modern facilities they truly deserve.”