McIvor Times



The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring people living in Northern Victoria have access to the world-class care they deserve close to home.

Nearly 80 rural and regional hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisati­ons will share in $120 million from the Regional Health Infrastruc­ture Fund (RHIF) – creating hundreds of jobs.

The program will deliver a variety of projects across regional Victoria including operating theatre refurbishm­ents, new waiting rooms and hospital beds, accessible paths and ramps, additional consulting rooms, expansions projects and equipment upgrades.

With 105 projects located across 40 rural and regional council areas across Victoria, the program is ensuring communitie­s continue to be able to access high quality care from Cann River to Mildura.

More than $22 Million is being invested across the north east including $1,982,000 for Heathcote Health to upgrade the main kitchen and laundry.

Kilmore District Health will receive $2,702,505 to upgrade theatre services and redevelop car parking and signage.

Seymour Health are receiving $4,670,000 for the refurbishm­ent of the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) and Operating Theatre Complex and to upgrade and expand car parking capacity, safety and security.

Nexus Primary Health will receive $90,000 for safety and site improvemen­ts.

With this latest round of RHIF projects the Government has now invested $490 million in more than 470 regional healthcare projects across the state - the largest program of its type in Victoria.

More informatio­n at projects funded by the RHIF at:­ture-fund.

“Everyone deserves access to quality health care facilities and services – we’re ensuing Northern Victorian communitie­s have exactly that close to home.” - Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

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