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Harriet Shing MP:
Upgrades to Treat Patients Sooner

Gippsland patients will get the high quality care they need sooner.

By Portal Admin - 12th March 2018 - Back to News

More Gippsland patients will get the high quality care they need sooner thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to revamp/upgrade vital equipment at the following Gippsland Health Services.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing MP today announced the health services would receive $3,923,680 between them through the first round of the Labor Government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

The $200 million fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – will rebuild rural and regional hospitals to ensure all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live.

This investment will mean better and safer care for patients and modern facilities for staff by either expanding capacity, improving efficiency, reducing waiting times for treatment, treating more patients, more quickly, and closer to home, improving access, care or comfort, improving patient outcomes, meeting increasing demand, delivering the latest advances in medical technology, or improving reliability of engineering infrastructure.

The Victorian Budget 2016/17 provided 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 Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

"We’re putting Victorian patients first and revamping our rural and regional health services so more patients in Gippsland can be treated sooner, closer to home."

"Our investment will secure the future of our local health service and make a real difference to the lives of patients who will get the safe, high quality care and treatment they need – particularly in the face of billions of dollars in cuts by the federal Coalition."

"Our dedicated doctors and nurses at these health services do a remarkable job. We are determined to support them in every way we can and to keep locals healthy by giving them the modern facilities they truly deserve."

Bass Coast Health Medical Air compressors and back up medical air manifold system Replacement medical air and installation of medical air backup with auto change over switch $205,600
Bass Coast Health Replacement air handling units replacement 5 air handling units in patient care areas $512,000
Bass Coast Health replacement fire panel replace fire panel and installation colour graphics system $287,080
Central Gippsland Health Service Air cooled Chiller Replacement Replace existing infrastructure to ensure continuity of cooling services $466,000
Dargo Bush Nursing Centre remote rural Nursing service car Off road vehicle to support in home nursing services $43,412
Dargo Bush Nursing Centre Mobile ICT device for Client communication Mobile tablet device $3,823
Ensay Bush Nursing centre Vehicle replacement and Covered ambulance parking Replace current vehicle, Construct undercover parking for Ambulance $82,000
Gelantipy District Bush Nursing Centre Increase power efficiency Installation of solar power system to increase energy efficiency $7,255
Latrobe Community Health Service Dental Prosthetic Expansion Dental Prosthetic Expansion will deliver clinical & laboratory services $304,758
South Gippsland Hospital Reconfiguration of operating/maternity suite Reconfiguration of operating/maternity suite with additional teleconference facility and call bell system for safety, compliance standards and efficiency $1,650,000
Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre Replace vinyl flooring in treatment room and Nurses bathroom Vinyl Flooring replacement $5,967
Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centre Replace nurses vehicle Replace nurses vehicle $15,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group Ceiling track and Equipment for Andrews House resi Aged care Installation of ceiling track and purchase medical equipment for high care $90,000
TOTAL FUNDED $3,923,680


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