LABOR DELIVERS HEATHCOTE HEALTH UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government is providing a funding boost across country hospitals including Heathcote Health.

More patients will get the high quality care they need sooner thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to upgrade vital equipment at Heathcote Health.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today in Heathcote announced Heathcote Health would receive $260,934 through the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

The $200 million fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – will invest in rural and regional hospitals to ensure all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live.

 

For Heathcote Health, we are investing $260,934 to for occupation health and safety fire safety works.

 

This investment will mean safer care for patients, modern facilities for staff and easing financial pressure on the budget.

 

“We’re putting patients first and revamping our rural and regional health services so more patients in Northern Victoria can be treated sooner, closer to home,” Ms Symes said.

 

“Heathcote Health staff do an amazing job of caring for patients and these fire safety works will provide staff with safe working conditions.

 

“We are supporting the doctors, nurses and staff at Heathcote Health to do their job keeping locals healthy by investing in their facility.

 

“The Labor Government’s investment will secure the future of our local health service and make a real difference to the lives of patients and residents who will get the safe, high quality care and treatment they need.”

 

Quote attributable to Heathcote Health CEO, Dan Douglas

 

“This funding will enable us to provide much needed improvements to our fire safety systems and provide best possible protection for our residents, patients and staff on our campus.”