HEALTHY BOOST FOR EASTERN HEALTH

Eastern health service will share in a $60 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to secure the latest advances in medical equipment and modernise vital engineering infrastructure.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today welcomed the announcement that 11 hospitals will receive funding from the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and 10 hospitals to receive funding from the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program.

These programs help hospitals keep pace with new developments in state-of-the-art medical equipment, while also improving efficiency and reliability by installing new models of hospital infrastructure.

Hospitals receiving funds from the Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program will replace ageing items such as heating and air conditioning systems, nurse-call communication systems, as well as upgrading electrical, water and fire systems and lifts.

In Eastern Metropolitan Region, Eastern Health will receive funding for an emergency generator at Maroondah Hospital and to replace their central chiller plant at Angliss Hospital.

The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health, so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure and keep Victorians healthy.

 

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

 “We are making sure patients in Eastern Metropolitan region can get the high quality care they need and deserve, sooner and closer to home.”

“By upgrading equipment and infrastructure, we’re giving our hard working doctors and nurses at Maroondah & Angliss hospital’s the support the need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.”