Hospital funding boost

04 Oct 2017 Yea Chronicle, Yea VIC (General News) THE state government is delivering a $115 million boost to give Victorias busy hospitals relief from a massive surge in demand following one of Victorias worst-ever flu seasons. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced that Northern Victorias local public hospitals and Bush Nursing centres will 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. Hospitals right across Northern Victoria have risen to the challenge, dedicating significant resources and staff to providing country Victorians world class care this winter and flu season. Ms Symes said this 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. Local hospitals that will benefit from this boost are Alexandra District Health with $71,609 and Yea and District Memorial Hospital with $31,655. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.