Alpine Health to get major upgrade thanks to government funding
THE Andrews Labor Government will fund nearly $232,000 to local Alpine Health upgrades regardless of upcoming election results.
Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, last week announced the funding which has been welcomed by Labor candidate for Ovens Valley, Kate Doyle.
Ms Symes said $232,000 would be spent at Alpine Health to replace ageing generators at the Bright Hospital and Hawthorn Village Aged Care Facility while the hot water systems will be replaced at the Myrtleford and Bright Health Services.
The funding is from the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
The $250 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – is rebuilding regional and rural health services to ensure Victorians can access high-quality care, facilities and equipment close to home.
The latest funding round is kick starting 109 projects to upgrade vital equipment and buildings at country hospitals, community health centres and bush nursing services. In total, 283 projects have been funded as part of the Fund.
“We’re putting patients first and revamping our country health services so more patients in North East Victoria, whether in Wangaratta, Alpine or Cobram can be treated sooner and in updated safer facilities,” Ms Symes said.