Funding to fight flu

10 Oct 2017 North Central Review (Kilmore), Melbourne (General News) THE Kilmore and Seymour hospitals will receive funding to help address the massive surge in demand following one of Victorias worst-ever flu seasons. The Kilmore and District Hospital will receive $107,879 and Seymour Health will receive $140,873. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced that the two facilities will join with local public hospitals and bush nursing centres to share in the special funding support package. This years flu season has resulted in sustained pressure on Victorias health system with more than 14,000 flu cases reported across Victoria so far. Over winter there has been a surge in people visiting emergency departments. In August alone, more than 3900 people visited emergency departments each day the largest ever for August on record. Ms Symes said that the funding package will support local hospitals to ensure a record number of patients can get the care they need from emergency departments faster, for the remainder of the year. This flu season has hit us hard and every single one of our public hospitals in country Victoria has been working overtime so Victorians can continue to have access to the care they need when they need it, Ms Symes said. Our dedicated doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare workers have done a remarkable job in the face of unprecedented demand ensuring patients are receiving the first class care they deserve. Hospitals across Victoria, including here in Northern Victoria have been feeling the pressure this flu season. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.