Monday, 27 March 2017

Member for Eastern Victoria announced Bass Coast Health would receive just over $3 million through the first round of the Labor Government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to replace aging infrastructure and equipment at Wonthaggi Hospital.

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.

The $3.088million will be used to fund six specific purposes

• Replacement of Operating Theatre and Recovery Room air handling units
• Replacement of two neo-natal resuscitation cots
• Replacement of water filtration system
• Installation of sprinkler system to all bed based areas
• Replacement of Instrument Drying Cabinet
• Replacement of the central chilled water plant and associated equipment

This investment will mean better and safer care for patients and modern facilities for staff.

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 Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

We’re putting patients first and revamping our rural and regional health services so more patients in South Gippsland 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 across South Gippsland 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.”