The Victorian Government is ensuring people living in the Colac-Otway and Western region 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 over $800,000 is being invested in the region including $451,150 for Great Ocean Road Health to upgrade their aging nurse call system.
Colac Area Health are receiving $296,950 to replace the hospital’s outdated cardiac monitors and to introduce a new model of care that will replace outdated ward beds and theatre trolleys with beds that can be used in both settings.
Almost $75,500 is being invested in Hesse Rural Health to upgrade the oven and cooling in the main kitchen.
With 105 projects located across 40 rural and regional council areas across Victoria, the program is ensuring communities continue to be able to access high quality care from Cann River to Mildura.
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 the local community has exactly that close to home.”
“We’re delivering better health outcomes for our Colac and Otway communities 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.”