SPECIAL BOOST FOR MOORABBIN HOSPITAL

Moorabbin Hospital is a big winner from a special $20 million Andrews Labor Government funding boost to modernise ageing infrastructure at health services across Victoria.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP today announced Moorabbin Hospital would share in funding from a one-off boost that comes on top of $25 million already provided through the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program in 2016/17.

The popular program in 2016/17 helped 21 health services replace essential equipment such as heating and air conditioning systems, nurse call communications systems, as well as upgrading electrical, water and fire services and lifts.

However, more funding was needed to meet demand. That is why the Labor Government is delivering a further $20 million for even more engineering infrastructure.

New models of engineering infrastructure are vital to improve efficiency and reliability, and ensure patients can continue to get the very best treatment and care, no matter where they live.

Moorabbin Hospital will receive $835,000.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 delivered $1.67 billion to support hospitals meet demand and provide the high quality care Victorian patients deserve.

Applications to again share in $25 million from the 2017/18 round of the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program are also now open. Further information is available at www.health.vic.gov.au/med-equip.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP

“Our dedicated doctors and nurses at Moorabbin Hospital do a wonderful job. This investment is about modernising the facilities they need to save lives and keep people in our community healthy.”

“This boost will deliver improved basic services like heating and cooling and comes on top of the $16.2 million expansion currently being completed at Moorabbin Hospital.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

“Patients have a right to safe and reliable health facilities and the very best care. Better hospitals and better equipment will help us deliver that.”

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