Alpine Health funding boost
State gives $446,000 increase on last year
care that is first class and accessible, no matter where you live in Northern Victoria,” she said.
Alpine Health CEO Lyndon Seys said the funding increase would be put to good use.
“This increase in our funding is welcomed by Alpine Health,” he said.
“It will go a long way in helping us meet the increasing costs of delivering all of our services to the community.
“It will also help us improve our services and help make them more sustainable in the long term.”
The Alpine Sh i r e ’ s closest major public hospital Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) also received a significant budget increase to help meet its increasing patient demand.
NHW has been allocated $98.336 million – an increase of 7.3 per cent, or $ 6.654 million, and acting chief executive officer Tim Griffiths welcomed the announcement.
Mr Griffiths said NHW has experienced significant demand pressure year on year, with older patients and more chronic illnesses requiring more complex care.
“Through our Emergency Department this year, we have experienced another 4.5 per cent plus increase in patient presentations,” he said.
“The funding boost will help ensure NHW has appropriate resources in place to continue to meet demand, so patients can access the service and receive the appropriate level of care.”