Moyne residents with chronic diseases will have easier access to support as part of a $1 million Brumby Labor Government funding boost to local service providers.
Announcing the boost, Member for Western Victoria, Gaye Tierney MP said Moyne Health Services would receive $18,000 to develop incentive projects to local partnerships between community health services, local hospitals and GPs that integrate care for people with chronic conditions.
“We are committed to providing a better health system for all Victorians by boosting access to quality health services tackling chronic disease,” Ms Tierney said.
“That’s why we are pleased to provide $18,000 to Moyne Health Services so more Moyne Shire residents will have even better access to the health services they need
“The approach helps GPs and primary care services provide better support to people with chronic conditions.
“Hospitalisation for chronic conditions is often avoidable, particularly when people and health agencies work together on preventative actions and early intervention.
“This money will mean Moyne Health Services will be able to do even more work to help people with chronic diseases live healthier lifestyles.
“Health services including Moyne Health Services are successfully working with other services to ensure people with chronic conditions have easy access to local health programs and stay out of hospital.
“Most importantly this funding will assist in improving the health of people with chronic conditions and reducing avoidable hospital admissions.”