Better and safer care will be provided to the people of Seymour and surrounding communities with the completion of $1.62 million revamp of Seymour Hospital.

Member for Northern Victorian Jaclyn Symes MP today officially opened the redeveloped urgent care facility that delivers better comfort for patients and a more efficient, functional and safer workspace for staff.

The project was funded from the Government’s flagship $350 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund – that delivers vital upgrades for regional and rural health and aged care services to ensure all Victorians can access the quality care and facilities they need.

The upgrade has included more private consulting rooms, a new reception area with a larger waiting room, a re-design of the centre’s entrance and ambulance bay and the creation of a secure area for staff.

Prior to these works, the Seymour Urgent Care Centre had a fragmented layout which was often confusing to patients and difficult for staff to navigate.

The new Centre will allow Seymour Health to meet the continued increase in demand for health care services.

The Labor Government is also supporting Seymour’s health services through a $3.17 million redevelopment of Seymour’s 30-bed aged care facility, Barrabill House.

Over the past three years, the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund has funded 284 projects across regional Victoria, creating more than 430 construction jobs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victorian Jaclyn Symes

“We are supporting the health of the people of Seymour through these important building upgrades and through increased health care funding.”

“Victorians in rural and regional areas deserve to have modern and efficient health care services close to home.  We are delivering that through our flagship regional health infrastructure fund.”

“Here in Seymour, we now have a modern urgent care centre with bigger and more efficient spaces for doctors and nurses to do what they do best – saving lives and keeping locals healthy.”