Seymour Health Upgrade To Deliver Better, Safer Care

The Andrews Labor Government will fund a major $410,000 safety upgrade for Seymour Health.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, joined Labor’s candidate for Euroa Fionna Deppeler-Morton to visit Seymour Health today to announce a major upgrade of the fire detection and sprinkler systems.

Ms Symes said the fire system upgrade was vital not only for staff but also for patients and visitors and will ensure they get the high-quality care they need in better and safer facilities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

The $410,000 works at Seymour Health will upgrade the smoke detection system and install a compatible sprinkler system throughout the acute services building.

The funding is from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

The $250 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – is rebuilding regional and rural health services to ensure Victorians can access the high-quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live.

Under Labor Seymour Health is receiving the significant investment it deserves, previous funding announcements have included a $1.6 million redevelopment of its urgent care centre, and $3.1 million to upgrade Barrabill House which will create six new additional beds within a new 14-bed wing complete with single bedrooms and ensuites, new common and social areas and improved staff facilities.

“This is yet another significant Labor Government investment in the health and safety of not only our hard working nurses, doctors and staff at Seymour Health but also patients,” Ms Symes said.

Ms Deppeler-Morton welcomed the investment saying “I’m proud that the Labor Government delivers when it comes to health, this is a Government that puts patients first and is ensuring our country hospitals have the facilities and support to do what they do best – keep our community healthy.

“Labor are building the modern facilities hardworking doctors, nurses and other health care workers need to treat more patients than ever, keep locals healthy and save more lives.”

This year’s Budget invested $1.2 billion in hospital upgrades and equipment giving our hardworking doctors, nurses and paramedics the world-class facilities they need to deliver the very best healthcare.