South West Healthcare will receive an Andrews Labor Government grant to help allied health workers build their skills and deliver better and timely care to people in Western Victoria.
Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria, today announced that South West Healthcare was among 17 Victorian health services to share in $2.3 million from the latest funding round of the Advanced Practice in Allied Health Workforce grants program.
Through the grants program, allied health workers at health services across Victoria will receive the training they need to build their skills and ability to deliver even more services and ensure patients receive the right care, at the right time.
In 2016, the program is funding projects responding to the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children.
Other projects will focus on preventative care in community health services, as well as enhancing podiatry, psychology, physiotherapy, dietetics, speech therapy and palliative care services.
South West Healthcare will receive $137,000 to develop an Advanced Developmental Paediatric Allied Health Practitioner role for community-based children with developmental delay.
The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy.
It also invested $168 million to make sweeping changes to the child protection system and shift the focus from crisis response to prevention and early intervention for vulnerable children, young people and families.
We are also delivering $572 million to respond to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“This grant for South West Healthcare will support allied health workers to improve outcomes for patients, deliver care and reduce waiting lists.”
“We’re making sure people in Western Victoria have access to the very best care, when and where they need it – and these grants will support our allied health workers to do just that.”