MORE PATIENTS across the Mildura electorate will get the world-class care they deserve with the State Government giving hospitals across the state the latest life-saving medical equipment and upgrading vital infrastructure.
The Government announced that four health services across the Mildura electorate were among 76 health services that will share $160 million in funding to ensure hospitals across the state can continue doing what they do best – saving lives.
The services include:
• Mallee Track Health and Community Service will receive $44,102 towards a retrofit to improve the Urgent Care Centre.
• Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd will receive $417,700 for 2 transportable block accommodation units for their clinical staff.
• Mildura Base Hospital will receive $29,200 to replace an ECT machine for quality and safety.
• Woomelang and District Bush Nursing Centre Inc will receive $69,300 to refurbish their reception and waiting areas to increase safety and security.
Cutting-edge equipment funded as part of the Medical Equipment Replacement Program include CT scanners, digital X-ray units, ultrasounds and heart imaging equipment such as transesophageal echocardiogram units.
Health services will also receive funding through the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program to upgrade or replace important equipment including generators, chillers, emergency lighting, patient lifts and water and fire service upgrades.
This latest RHIF investment includes operating theatre refurbishments, new waiting rooms and hospital beds, accessible paths and ramps, additional consulting rooms and expansion projects and equipment upgrades.
The RHIF received a further boost in the Victorian Budget 2020-21 with an additional $120 million bringing total funding to $470 million and is the largest program of its type in Victoria. Submissions for the next round of the RHIF open on January 27, 2021 and close on March 9, 2021.