DELIVERING $4.5M FOR DAYLESFORD HOSPITAL & STRONGER HEALTH SERVICES FOR HEPBURN

The Victorian Government is ensuring people living in Hepburn will 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.

The $4,548,214 for the Daylesford Operating Suite Redevelopment means that the Daylesford Hospital’s theatre will be able to service more people so they can get the surgery they need, close to home.

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 across regional Victoria.

The program will deliver a variety of projects 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 Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“Everyone deserves access to quality health care facilities and services – we’re ensuring the Hepburn community has an upgraded operating theatre at the Daylesford Hospital.”

“We’re delivering better health outcomes for the Hepburn community 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.”