More local patients will get the care and comfort they need sooner thanks to a funding boost to upgrade the front entrance of the Acute and Urgent Care Centre at Yarrawonga Health.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp announced on Tuesday Yarrawonga Health would receive $112,475 through the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
Mr Gepp, representing Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, said the $200 million fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – will rebuild rural and regional hospitals and health services to ensure all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live.
“We’re putting patients first and revamping our rural and regional health services so more patients in the Yarrawonga region can be treated sooner, closer to home,” Mr Gepp said.
The Yarrawonga investment will mean better and more comfortable care for patients by ensuring a more functional entry to services and improve security.
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. This year, Yarrawonga District Health Service received $10.6 million in funding.
Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the investment will help secure the future of the 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.
“We are supporting our health services to do their jobs, providing for the health and wellbeing of their communities in modern facilities they truly deserve,” Minister Hennessy said.