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Victorian Budget 21/22

Building and upgrading our hospitals

Our hospitals and local health services were at the heart of our state’s response last year – and will continue to be critical in our recovery.

Female nurse looking after newborn baby in hospital

It’s why the Victorian Government is investing over $1.2 billion to build and upgrade the health infrastructure Victoria needs.

In addition to providing care patients can rely on, this investment will support thousands of jobs, creating secure and stable positions for Victorians at the heart of our health response.

Building and expanding community hospitals

As part of this investment, this year’s Budget includes $556 million to deliver on the Victorian Government’s commitment to build and expand 10 community hospitals.

Located in Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Pakenham, Phillip Island, Sunbury, Torquay, Mernda, Eltham, Point Cook and the inner-south of Melbourne, this investment will give local families confidence the very best care is available close to home and support around 1,550 jobs at the peak of construction.

Further investments include:

Emergency department paediatric zones

$100 million to ensure our youngest Victorians continue to have the very best care with new emergency department paediatric zones at University Hospital Geelong, Maroondah, Casey, Northern and Frankston hospitals. Planning work will also begin on new adult emergency departments at the Maroondah, Casey, Northern, Werribee Mercy and Austin hospitals.

The project will support around 300 jobs at the peak of construction.

Maryborough Hospital upgrades

$95 million to upgrade Maryborough Hospital, delivering a new two-level building with early works to commence in 2022. The new building will include day surgery, birthing suites, medical imaging, pathology, ambulatory services and urgent care.

The project will support over 330 jobs at the peak of construction.

In-patient unit at Angliss Hospital

$99 million to expand the Angliss Hospital with a new in-patient unit. The project will support around 220 jobs at the peak of construction.

Upgrading regional health services

The Budget also continues our build and upgrade of rural and regional health services, with a $20 million boost to our landmark Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

This Fund has helped to deliver more than 280 projects across our state, and ensures country communities have care they can rely on.

Upgrading medical equipment, technology and infrastructure

An additional $103 million will deliver upgraded medical equipment, technology and infrastructure.

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Building world-class hospitals Victorians can rely on

Reviewed 20 May 2021

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