Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $157,000 to improve transport services across South Gippsland and the Bass Coast, making it easier for locals to get to medical appointments.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced $157,000 for Bass Coast Health, in partnership with Gippsland Southern Health Service and South Gippsland Hospital, to expand their non-emergency medical transport services to allow locals who may have limited options to get to where they need to go.

At least three additional vehicles will be located at three key health service hubs across Gippsland’s south coast and would transport people without access to other transport services to their medical appointments.

The services will be key in connecting at risk people who are elderly, live alone, disadvantaged or unable to travel to their nearest doctor or health care provider.

It will also boost transport options for people in more isolated towns and rural properties to key health infrastructure.

These initiatives are part of the Labor Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions Program, which is better connecting communities and providing more transport options for people across Victoria.

Quotes Attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Not everyone is able to get to health appointments easily or on time, which is why we’re helping the disadvantaged and elderly to get where they need to go.”

“People in Gippsland need more options to get around and this is just one of many ways we’re doing that.”