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Victorian Labor and Coalition parties give election promises of extensive funding for both West Gippsland and Wonthaggi hospitals
One Gippsland has warmly welcomed a focus on the health of our community, as commitments to update regional health infrastructure are made by both sides of politics in the lead up to the November state election.
One Gippsland Chair and Mayor of Latrobe City Council Cr Kellie O'Callaghan said the investments proposed into the region's health infrastructure were vital to meet the needs of Gippsland's rapidly growing communities. "The announced commitments for both the West Gippsland and Wonthaggi hospitals are very welcome indeed and will continue our objective of making sure Gippsland is one of the most liveable regions in Australia," Cr O'Callaghan said.
Labor Party has committed total of $965M for West Gippsland and Wonthaggi hospitals, Coalition committed $400M for West Gippsland Hospital prior to November election
To date the following election commitments have been made towards health infrastructure in Gippsland.
Victorian Labor Party
- Up to $675 million to build a new West Gippsland hospital
- Up to $290 million for stage two of the Wonthaggi Hospital upgrade
- $400 million toward building a new West Gippsland Hospital
"I would like to thank both the Victorian Labor Party and Victorian Coalition for recognising the health of our communities as part of their bid for office," Cr Kellie O'Callaghan said.
"I would also like to congratulate the organisations who have long made the case for this investment on behalf of our shared communities - together we continue to ensure that Gippsland is to be the best place to live and prosper," Cr O'Callaghan concluded.
Pictures from West Gippsland Hospital Supporters Facebook page.
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